Langdi (Limp one), one of the tigress's from Pench National Park

Langdi (Limp one), one of the tigress's from Pench National Park

 One of Noor's male cub. Called Kaalu (Blackie) affectionately by the local guides

One of Noor's male cub. Called Kaalu (Blackie) affectionately by the local guides

 The Kuani tigress from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

The Kuani tigress from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

  Safe behind mom   Noor (T-39) with her cubs

Safe behind mom
Noor (T-39) with her cubs

 Broken tooth male from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve  This big boy has broken his upper right canine at a very young age

Broken tooth male from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

This big boy has broken his upper right canine at a very young age

 One of the four cubs of the Kuani tigress, Tadoba Tiger Reserve

One of the four cubs of the Kuani tigress, Tadoba Tiger Reserve

 One of the four cubs of the Kuani tigress, Tadoba Tiger Reserve

One of the four cubs of the Kuani tigress, Tadoba Tiger Reserve

 The beautiful and elegant Noor (T-39)

The beautiful and elegant Noor (T-39)

 A Telia cub leaps into the grass, chasing a wild hare along with her sibling (which they failed to catch)

A Telia cub leaps into the grass, chasing a wild hare along with her sibling (which they failed to catch)

 The Kuani tigress from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve, mother to four cubs this year

The Kuani tigress from the Kolsa range in Tadoba Tiger Reserve, mother to four cubs this year

 Maya, a beautiful tigress from Pandherpauni, Tadoba Tiger Reserve takes a quiet nap on a branch of a tree

Maya, a beautiful tigress from Pandherpauni, Tadoba Tiger Reserve takes a quiet nap on a branch of a tree

 “Contemplation is to knowledge what digestion is to food - the way to get life out of it” A tigress from Pandherpauni gazes upon a herd of spotted deers, no doubt choosing her next meal

“Contemplation is to knowledge what digestion is to food - the way to get life out of it” A tigress from Pandherpauni gazes upon a herd of spotted deers, no doubt choosing her next meal

 The girl gang from Telia spend an afternoon besides the Telia lake, these four female cubs were the main attractions of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in 2013-2014

The girl gang from Telia spend an afternoon besides the Telia lake, these four female cubs were the main attractions of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in 2013-2014

 Hii-yaaaah! Telia cubs practice their Taijutsu

Hii-yaaaah! Telia cubs practice their Taijutsu

 The Waghdoh male ambles along the Tadoba main road

The Waghdoh male ambles along the Tadoba main road

 Two Telia cubs spar while their siblings frolic in the background

Two Telia cubs spar while their siblings frolic in the background

 Golden hours

Golden hours

 A wide view of the Telia cubs playing, one chilly winter morning 

A wide view of the Telia cubs playing, one chilly winter morning 

 The three Umarpani cubs from Kanha are intently staring at a herd of spotted deer, in the lower frame you can see the female cub (on the right) slinking away and attempting a (unsuccessful) hunt

The three Umarpani cubs from Kanha are intently staring at a herd of spotted deer, in the lower frame you can see the female cub (on the right) slinking away and attempting a (unsuccessful) hunt

 The Katezari male from the Tadoba Tiger reserve looks on from across the Tadoba lake

The Katezari male from the Tadoba Tiger reserve looks on from across the Tadoba lake

 The two male cubs of the Umarpani area cool down at Shravan Tal, a beautiful water body in the Kanha Tiger Reserve

The two male cubs of the Umarpani area cool down at Shravan Tal, a beautiful water body in the Kanha Tiger Reserve

 A female cub from the Katezari zone in Tadoba Tiger Reserve has a drink of water

A female cub from the Katezari zone in Tadoba Tiger Reserve has a drink of water

 Most of the tigers from the Katezari zone in Tadoba Tiger Reserve are a shy lot but this sub-adult female cub was an exception, although she was keeping an eye on us while walking past our vehicle

Most of the tigers from the Katezari zone in Tadoba Tiger Reserve are a shy lot but this sub-adult female cub was an exception, although she was keeping an eye on us while walking past our vehicle

 A beautiful sub-adult tigress from the Pandherpauni area in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

A beautiful sub-adult tigress from the Pandherpauni area in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

 This cub from the Telia gang came right next to our vehicle and was staring at us with its innocent eyes

This cub from the Telia gang came right next to our vehicle and was staring at us with its innocent eyes

 An angry Shivaji bares his fangs at vehicles near his waterhole

An angry Shivaji bares his fangs at vehicles near his waterhole

 "A tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage, and when he is exterminated - as exterminated he will be unless public opinion rallies to his support - India will be the poorer by having lost the finest of her fauna ` Jim Corbett

"A tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage, and when he is exterminated - as exterminated he will be unless public opinion rallies to his support - India will be the poorer by having lost the finest of her fauna ` Jim Corbett

 The Royal family of Pandherpauni

The Royal family of Pandherpauni

 I've got my eyes on you, so best beware where you roam!

I've got my eyes on you, so best beware where you roam!

 The Telia sisters share a quiet moment, siblings are very close until maturity after which they separate and become transient — looking out for an area, where they can establish their own territory

The Telia sisters share a quiet moment, siblings are very close until maturity after which they separate and become transient — looking out for an area, where they can establish their own territory

 The Telia cubs have a minor misunderstanding over one using the others tail as a chew toy

The Telia cubs have a minor misunderstanding over one using the others tail as a chew toy

 Two sisters by the lakeside

Two sisters by the lakeside

 The symmetry of solitude

The symmetry of solitude

 The famous Collarwali tigress from Pench, Madhya Pradesh

The famous Collarwali tigress from Pench, Madhya Pradesh

 Munna, one of the most famous tigers from Central India. He's also known for the unique markings on his forehead, which if you look close enough, spell out CAT :)

Munna, one of the most famous tigers from Central India. He's also known for the unique markings on his forehead, which if you look close enough, spell out CAT :)

 Munna the dominant male tiger from the Sarhi zone in Kanha scent marks his territory

Munna the dominant male tiger from the Sarhi zone in Kanha scent marks his territory

 Mommy's home! Waghdoh's cubs greeting their mother

Mommy's home! Waghdoh's cubs greeting their mother