WildZests: Another King In The Making

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another King In The Making

Gowri's litter of four cubs has been the biggest attraction at Bandipur since the last two years now. A successful mother, she has been able to raise all four cubs to near adulthood and in the next few months these cubs would start looking out for territories of their own. What will happen to them is still to be seen, but given that there are 3 males and one female, there is definitely going to be a lot of action in the forest in the coming months.

One of the cubs had an unfortunate incident while playing and has suffered an injury to his tail. His tail appears to be broken at the root and at one other location. However, his broken tail hasn't made him shy away, he is infact the boldest cub of the litter. When we saw him that morning, he was roaming alone and will probably be the first one to separate out of the family. At just about two years of age, he may still be learning all the skills that would be needed for him to survive, but he sure has a lot of attitude already!

Tech Specs
Canon 1D Mark IV + Canon 600mm F4 L IS
Shot at 600mm, 1/1000s, F4 and ISO 800

Tiger - Male (Cub)

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