India - Ranthambore Tigers - T19 and T28 and their 4 cubs- April 2014
An afternoon game drive and T19 is showing her cubs for only the second time. She is a long way off, the other side of the lake. T28 her mate goes across the lake to say hello and perhaps to see his offspring.
He is greeted by his mate who is lounging in the water. She greets him and then goes back to her cubs and when he gets up she makes sure he doesn't get too near. He walks around the nursery and sniffs the tree she has been scent marking then casually walks off watched by his mate and at least one of the cubs.
Then she had a special surprise for us- all four of her 6 week old cubs came into view and investigated the beach while Mum had a lie down.