In the extreme heat of Ranthambhore in June, these young cubs of T19 emerged tentatively from the bush only to face a battery of photographers with bazooka lenses. A few minutes later their mother joined them and, voila, there was an immediate change in body language.
Hesitant, cowering cubs instantly turned into, well……… confident young tigers!
The maternal instinct is a such a familiar feeling and the most powerful nurturing force- something we all recognise from our own experience. One that decides whether something will live or die, or perpetuate itself.
Something we should carry in our head and hearts when we interact with the other inhabitants of our planet.