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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young male tiger clenching a newly born deer calf in its mouth.

A young male tiger clenching a newly born deer calf in its mouth. One afternoon in Bandhavgarh National Park, I came across a young male standing underneath a tendu tree, with his gaze fixated on a heard of deer grazing in the grassland. Slowly the tiger began to prowl and couch... but within a few seconds he was up on his feet and started to move haphazardly in the grass around him sniffing for something. It was rather strange and we were not able to understand it. Suddenly, he lunged into a patch and out of nowhere came the loud and painful shrills of a deer fawn. Probably born just a few hours ago, the fawn, unable to walk was just hiding in the grass.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: India
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Suyash Keshari