A heard of deer were ambushed by a tiger. Tiger charged out of some bushes while its prey drank from a pond.
Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.
Female reindeer grow and shed new antlers each year. The musk deer of Asia and water chevrotain of tropical African and Asian forests are not usually regarded as true deer and form their own families.
How does a tiger attack his prey?
Tigers can sprint at speed, but cannot chase fast prey like deer for long distances. Instead, they use cunning behaviour to get close enough to launch an attack. … When the tiger is close enough, it springs from cover, killing the prey with a bite to the neck.
The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. Tiger populations once ranged widely across Asia, from the Black Sea in the west, to the Indian Ocean in the south, and from Kolyma to Sumatra in the east.
Tigers are carnivores, meaning that their diet consists of meat, flesh, and fats off of animals that they catch. This is where they get all of their protein and other dietary requirements in order to conduct day to day activities.
However, the fleet-footed deer managed to escape harm and dodge the tiger’s surprise attack. The photos were captured by photographer Mritunjay Kumar Tiwary at the Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve, in Rajasthan, India.
The dedicated photographer waited for six days after finding the spot, describing it as the perfect site for an ambush attack.
On the day he took the photo, he had to wait for another five hours in 48C heat for the exact moment of the eight-second long action.
The deer are completely unaware of the predator but still manage to escape, leaving the disappointed tiger to cool off in some water.
Source: By DANYAL HUSSAIN FOR MAILONLINE- Daily Mail