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A sleeping cat with it’s stretched body.
Foggy February
After mud bath
The tourists and the sea
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Man enjoying his cigar, Havana
Indian Woman
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View of Port Dickson Beach
Infanticide and Cannibalism in Tigers
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Sunrise in Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (pink mosque)-Shiraz, Iran
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Explosive Christmas
Fall in Paris
Muar Bus Station
Sunset while chilling at Port Dickson’s beach
When green meets blue
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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Infanticide and Cannibalism in Tigers

Cannibalism may be a major human taboo, but it's surprisingly common in the animal kingdom. At first glance, cannibalism may seem like nature gone awry in the goriest way possible. But these examples show that it can make evolutionary sense to eat one's own kind. Whether it's a way to destroy competitors, nourish one's young, or simply out of hunger, cannibalism can be a shrewd strategy for survival in the animal kingdom. Infanticide and cannibalism is seen in felines including tigers. Mortality caused by dominant males can affect life history characteristics, demography and reproductive success.

TAGS: India, Tiger

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© Sanjay Shukla.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2017
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5
Focal Length: 140mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO500
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PHOTO LOCATION Mandla, India