Winners Photography Awards 2009
Vulture and Tiger by Santosh Shaligram
A Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus is obviously distressed at the proximity of this young tiger that came less than a metre from the bird in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. According to the photographer a couple of playful tiger cubs spotted a vulture and chased it into the water. The vulture survived the episode and flew away when the cubs eventually lost interest.