A 17-month-old Bengal tiger licks her brother’s ear in the late afternoon of India’s dry season at the Bandhavgarh National Park. The 105 square kilometer park is pristine wilderness for a variety of species, and boasts the highest known density of tigers in the entire country. While tigers in the wild may be at the top of the food chain, they are by no means immune to predation. Humans are severely threatening their populations today with poaching, habitat destruction and the desire for tiger parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Read more in the story on page 6.
Photo by Theo Allofs