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Tiger and Sambar by Mukesh Yadav
Drama unfolds in the troubled tiger forests of Ranthambhore. If ever you wanted to know how a tiger hunts, here is the image that shows you. Note the left fore paw of the cat, poised to trip the left hind leg of the sambar deer and the powerful right paw about to deliver a blow on its rump to knock it off balance. Once down, the deer has little chance of survival… but only one in 10, or perhaps 15 hunting attempts will end up in a kill and, as the photographer reveals, this is the deer that got away.