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“For the tigers we must unite, so they don’t fade out of sight!”

This photo is of the then-unnamed sub-adult male offspring of the formidable tigress, Maya, that ruled the watering hole region of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra.
The tiger fixes his piercing gaze on me as the sounds of my camera stand out against the ambient birdsong of the central Indian jungle.
This tiger and his brother, both sub-adults when we met them, had displayed an unusual bond and despite being on the cusp of adulthood continued to roam the forest together.
Specifications:
Camera: Nikon D3500
Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm,
F-stop: f13
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Dr Mahin Bhatt is a medical intern from Mumbai. He has a keen interest in clinical medicine, medical research and education, especially in the fields of Internal medicine and Haemato-oncology. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including research grants from ICMR, Oncology Scholarships at Tata Memorial Hospital and King’s College London, and has secured multiple academic prizes including a Gold Medal & First rank in all of Maharashtra in his Final Year MBBS. Community engagement and affecting social change at a grassroots level is one of his many passions. His hobbies include writing, wildlife photography and Hindustani classical music.

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