This photograph of a Bengal Tiger moving through his territory was taken in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in central India.
He is an adult male tiger and was busy scent marking just after dawn.
I was in a moving vehicle and panned the camera to emphasise this sense of movement. (NB - This is not a post production “motion blur” effect.)
A tiger’s stripe patterns are unique and like our fingerprints, no two are the same.
Tigers are solitary animals, the exception being a female with her cubs who stay with her for 24-30 months.
Camera: Canon EOS 3
Lens: EF 100-400mm L IS USM
Film: Fuji Provia
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India