19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen of the Jungle

A young tigress was crossing a river calmly. While she was walking on the boulders in the middle, a flock of river tern birds took off from the river bed and started following her circling over her head as if to escort the queen of the jungle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, India
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Mainak Ray