Easy tiger! Mum shows naughty tiger cub who’s boss in series of incredible photographs!
Little ones are notorious for winding up their parents but as these incredible images show, this tigress was quick to let her wayward cub know who’s boss by shouting in his face.
The mischievous cub got a serious telling off after playing up for his mum at the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Rajasthan, India.
And in a scene most families will recognise, while one youngster got a grilling from his mother, his rather smug-looking sibling can be seen quietly watching on.
The extraordinary shots were taken by photographer, Aditya Singh, who owns and runs a small lodge and wildlife safari company on the outskirts of the reserve.
The 50-year-old said: “I have been following this tigress called Krishna since she was a cub.
“These cubs were her second litter and I had been following them since they were first seen in March 2015.
“The cubs were extremely playful and were scurrying about the forest, despite their mother shouting at them.
“The mother finally lost her cool and decided to give a piece of her mind to the naughtiest cub.
“Tigers are not easy to observe in the wild and there are few photographic records of interactive behaviour between mother and cubs.
“I was aware that tigers make strict moms but to see how an angry tiger mother disciplines her cubs was one of the best moments of my life.
“There was a lot of very loud snarling by the mother and not one sound from the cubs.
“It is a great feeling to have witnessed some behaviour of wild tigers which isn’t often seen but to capture it all in pictures is even better.”