Winners Photography Awards 2010
Tiger Cub by Kartik Shukul
This endearing image of a tiger cub underscores the reason why Panthera tigris has won the hearts of millions. Strikingly hypnotic, tigers have become a metaphor for nature. Cubs must leave their mothers when they are around two years old. With humans gouging away at the edges of all our protected forests, young tigers find it next to impossible to find territories of their own, resulting in conflict.