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Kanha Tiger Reserve in central India is one of India’s prime tiger habitats, located on the northern slopes of the Maikal hills in the Satpura highlands. With its dense foliage, woodlands and grassy plains, Kanha supports a wide range of species, including leopards, wild dogs and sloth bears, as well as a myriad of reptiles and insects and over 300 species of birds. It is also India’s best managed tiger reserve and has a long history of conservation. In 2016, park managers started using camera traps to monitor tiger movements and to capture their natural behaviour along with that of other animals. Despite using a range of camera models, the results typically showed the animals only, not their surrounding habitat.

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Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking at night, with monsoon clouds and lightning. Kanha National Park, Central India. Dominant male (T29)  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) walking at night, with monsoon clouds and lightning. Kanha National Park, Central India. Dominant male (T29)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) and resident female (T27) cooling off in a waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) and resident female (T27) cooling off in a waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) (T27) walking on bund / dam wall trail. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) (T27) walking on bund / dam wall trail. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) inquisitive young tiger cub following Porcupine (Hystrix indica) at night, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) inquisitive young tiger cub following Porcupine (Hystrix indica) at night, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub adult tigress resting at dusk. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub adult tigress resting at dusk. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panther tigris tigris) 'T27' patrolling her territory in front of forest guard house along edge of the park. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panther tigris tigris) 'T27' patrolling her territory in front of forest guard house along edge of the park. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) feeding on Sambar kill with her cubs aged 8-9 months. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) feeding on Sambar kill with her cubs aged 8-9 months. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) cub aged 8-9 months feeding on Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) cub aged 8-9 months feeding on Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) young cubs aged 8-9 months feeding on Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) young cubs aged 8-9 months feeding on Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) tigress (T32) feeding on Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) killed by her earlier that day while her young cub watches. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera...  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) tigress (T32) feeding on Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) killed by her earlier that day while her young cub watches. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera...
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 6 weeks, with siblings behind. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 6 weeks, with siblings behind. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 2 months, playing near to Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 2 months, playing near to Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub age less than 2 months, climbing tree, playing near Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera tr...  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub age less than 2 months, climbing tree, playing near Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera tr...
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 2 months, playing near Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) cub aged less than 2 months, playing near Spotted deer / Chital (Axis axis) carcass brought by mother. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female (T27) acting cautiously as dominant male (T29) approaches watering hole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) female (T27) acting cautiously as dominant male (T29) approaches watering hole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) and resident female (T27) cooling off in a watering hole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) and resident female (T27) cooling off in a watering hole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) cooling off in a waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male (T29) cooling off in a waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Spotted Deer / Chital deer (Axis axis) with Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) drinking water at waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Spotted Deer / Chital deer (Axis axis) with Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) drinking water at waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Gau (Bos gaurus), female drinking at waterhole, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Gau (Bos gaurus), female drinking at waterhole, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) stag drinking at waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) stag drinking at waterhole Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male approaching 'Beja pani' waterhole, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) dominant male approaching 'Beja pani' waterhole, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub-adult male crossing track, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub-adult male crossing track, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) sub-adult male tiger 'MV1' Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) sub-adult male tiger 'MV1' Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) violent fight between two sub adult tigers probably siblings for Gaur (Bos gaurus) calf kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) violent fight between two sub adult tigers probably siblings for Gaur (Bos gaurus) calf kill. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) young tiger cub following mother on bund / wall trail. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) young tiger cub following mother on bund / wall trail. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), Walking on safari track, with tourist vehicles, Kanha National Park, India  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), Walking on safari track, with tourist vehicles, Kanha National Park, India
Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), Walking on safari track, with tourist vehicles, Kanha National Park, India  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), Walking on safari track, with tourist vehicles, Kanha National Park, India
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) young tigress (MV3) establishing her own territory near to her mother's, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) young tigress (MV3) establishing her own territory near to her mother's, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) tigress (T27) with one of the three sub-adult female cubs, passing over dam wall. Tourist in safari vehicle watching from other side of pond. Kanha National Park,...  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) tigress (T27) with one of the three sub-adult female cubs, passing over dam wall. Tourist in safari vehicle watching from other side of pond. Kanha National Park,...
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) cub aged less than two months, nervously approaching mother in waterhole at night. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigirs) cub aged less than two months, nervously approaching mother in waterhole at night. Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male tiger (T30) emerging out of watering hole, with heron, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male tiger (T30) emerging out of watering hole, with heron, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male tiger walking along forest trail, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) male tiger walking along forest trail, Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub-adult male Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.  -  Yashpal Rathore
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Yashpal Rathore / Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) sub-adult male Kanha National Park, Central India. Camera trap image.