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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bengal tiger with catchlight in water hole

A Bengal tigress with a catchlight in her eye lies up to her neck in the dark shadows of a water hole. Her name is Maya 'The Enchantress', and she has orange and black stripes with white patches on her head. Shot with a Nikon D810 in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India on 13 May 2017, which just happened to be my birthday!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Nick Dale