19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Battle Royale!

Ever seen tigers fighting? We were one of the lucky few people that were present at this very place when these two majestic cats went at each other. This fight has been a choreographed dance of dominance and sheer power. It lasted for few seconds but the message was clear. Even though few blows were exchanged among the two with claws unleashed and with full force, luckily no damage was done for both. Female submitted and was out of breath and male disappeared into the thickets.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kanha, India
Camera: NIKON Z 6_2
Copyright: © Narayanan Iyer