Nominees Photography Awards 2012
DAANISH SHASTRI – ‘Young and Fearless’
‘Young and Fearless’ This young tigress Panthera Tigris was a fledgling hunter, and this was probably one of her first kills. However, the young predator’s age belied her prowess. An enthralled Daanish Shastri, all of 14?years?old, said she darted out at a nearby fawn with such speed that the chital nearer to his vehicle did not even realise she had launched an attack from the thicket to their left. Chital Axis axis are among the primary prey of tigers, with hinds and fawns being more likely victims of predation than adult stags. In undisturbed, pristine forests, prey densities are generally higher and consequently predator populations are greater as well.