Winners Photography Awards 2008
Tiger and Deer by Aditya Laghate
One morning at the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, a pair of jackals Canis aureus
had isolated a chital Axis axis fawn and was about to bring it down when this tiger Panthera tigris made its appearance. The exhausted fawn literally walked in the direction of the road where a number of tourist vehicles had stopped to take in the drama. Though momentarily distracted by the tourists, the tiger eventually took the fawn. There was no cruelty involved. In the jungle, the law is simple – eat or be eaten.