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Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned National Parks in Northern India. Once a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, it is now a protected area and one of the best locations in India to see wild tigers.
Mission: Tiger Cub was something Andy Rouse set himself in 2014. After years of photographing wild tigers in Ranthambore, he was well acquainted with the resident population. But he was still missing what he describes as 'the holy grail of tiger photography': wild cubs.

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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cubs play fighting, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cubs play fighting, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Black winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) at sunrise on lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Black winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) at sunrise on lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India.
Chital deer (Axis axis) mother with young, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Chital deer (Axis axis) mother with young, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female walking through forest, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female walking through forest, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Sunrise reflections on lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Sunrise reflections on lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, Winner of the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife at the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the... - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, Winner of the Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife at the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the...
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'T19 Krishna' stalking in long grass, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'T19 Krishna' stalking in long grass, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female walking along track, Bandhavgarh, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female walking along track, Bandhavgarh, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female resting on wall of ruined temple, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female resting on wall of ruined temple, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of female sitting on wall of ruined temple, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of female sitting on wall of ruined temple, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female portrait, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female portrait, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Chital deer (Axis axis) silhouetted in forest at sunrise, Ranthambhore, India - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Chital deer (Axis axis) silhouetted in forest at sunrise, Ranthambhore, India
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' yawning showing teeth. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' yawning showing teeth. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) with tourists watching from cars, Ranthambore, India - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) with tourists watching from cars, Ranthambore, India
Indian darter (Anhinga melanogaster) warming up wings, silhouetted at sunrise, Ranthambhore, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Indian darter (Anhinga melanogaster) warming up wings, silhouetted at sunrise, Ranthambhore, India.
Sunrise reflection in lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve,  India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Sunrise reflection in lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of male 'Sultan T72' watching prey. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of male 'Sultan T72' watching prey. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female hunting, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female hunting, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' snarling at crocodile in water. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' snarling at crocodile in water. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'T19 Krishna' with 11 month cub, Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'T19 Krishna' with 11 month cub, Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male 'Romeo T6' cooling off in waterhole during hot summer. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male 'Romeo T6' cooling off in waterhole during hot summer. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Machali', Ranthambore NP,India - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Machali', Ranthambore NP,India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female fighting with 18 months cub, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India. They fight when it is time for the cubs to move on and find their own territory - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female fighting with 18 months cub, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India. They fight when it is time for the cubs to move on and find their own territory
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of female watching prey, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) rear view of female watching prey, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, sequence 5/5 (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India, sequence 5/5 (non-ex)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female stalking Sambar deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female stalking Sambar deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female camouflaged in long grass stalking Sambar deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female camouflaged in long grass stalking Sambar deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking deer, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India (non-ex)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking beside water in front of fort, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India~ (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking beside water in front of fort, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India~ (non-ex)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking prey, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) stalking prey, Ranthambore NP, Rajasthan, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) old female 'Machali' drinking, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) old female 'Machali' drinking, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cub, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cub, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) portrait, whilst stalking, Bandhavgarh, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) portrait, whilst stalking, Bandhavgarh, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub looking at mother 'Noor t29'. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub looking at mother 'Noor t29'. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cubs with mother 'T19 Krishna' in background, Ranthambhore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) 11 month cubs with mother 'T19 Krishna' in background, Ranthambhore National Park, India.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cubs waiting for mother to return, Bandhavgarh NP, Madhya Pradesh, India - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cubs waiting for mother to return, Bandhavgarh NP, Madhya Pradesh, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) cub. USA, taken under controlled conditions. - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) cub. USA, taken under controlled conditions.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39'. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39'. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' stretching after sleeping. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' stretching after sleeping. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with 3 month cub. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with 3 month cub. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub running. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub running. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) mother 'Noor T39' leading cubs to water. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) mother 'Noor T39' leading cubs to water. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' about to pick up runaway cub. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' about to pick up runaway cub. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' snarling at water because of crocodiles. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' snarling at water because of crocodiles. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs in water. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs in water. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs playing in water. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs playing in water. Ranthambore National Park, India.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs in water. Ranthambore National Park, India. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female 'Noor T39' with cubs in water. Ranthambore National Park, India.
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