Your photos from our January 2019 issue

EYE OF THE TIGER, Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan: Ranthambhore National Park is one of the best places in the world to spot wild tigers. During a summer trip to Ranthambhore a few years ago, I had the opportunity to photograph the then youngest tiger cub in the park. It was a rare privilege to observe the gorgeous mother and her tiny cub, relaxing by a secure and shaded waterhole. My vehicle was the only one at the spot, positioned at the edge of a small cliff. When the mother and cub looked up for a second in unison, I captured the tigress and her cub making eye contact from a unique top-down angle! After a few images, I left the feline beauties in their secure haven, since cubs and their mothers are easily stressed. Considering the fact that the Bengal tiger is an endangered species, every new arrival is cause for optimism. Hopefully, pictures such as these will help raise awareness and fondness among the larger public about our magnificent national animal and the need to facilitate a safe future for it.
Photographer: Reader Amartya Mukherjee

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OUT OF THE BLUE, Leh, Jammu & Kashmir: Leh is famous not only for its beautiful landscapes, ancient monasteries and imposing mountains, but also for the grand designs rendered by the blue skies over it. While the clouds look beautiful and a bit ominous, they seldom result in rainfall. Rather they act as fixtures, adorning the ravishing cerulean skies of Leh. This shot was taken from the top of the Shanti stupa, as the clouds formed a crown over the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.
Photographer: Reader Vasanth Gopalakrishnan