Sisters will be sisters! Sibling tigers scratch at each other in fierce fight after one tries to mark her territory
- Photographer Pankaj Misra, 68, was on safari in Bandhaygarh National Park when her group spotted a tiger
- After three hours of watching a second big cat – her sister – emerged from the trees and marked her territory
- First tiger then chased after her and the pair fought for several minutes, kicking up a large cloud of dust
- Misra said she was about 10 to 15ft away sitting in an open-topped jeep as the ‘amazing’ clash unfolded
Two fierce tigers have been snapped fighting over a marked territory – much to the delight of tourists enjoying a safari.
Pankaj Misra, 68, was on a safari in Bandhaygarh National Park, India, when he witnessed the big cats – who are in fact sisters – fighting.
The keen photographer, who is from Lucknow, India, captured the amazing action shots of the dramatic clash from an open jeep.
These two tigers – who also happen to be sisters – were captured in the midst of a fierce brawl in Bandhavgarh National Park, India, after one of them marked the other one’s territory
Photographer Pankaj Misra, 68, was on safari when her group spotted one of the big cats near a watering hole and settled down for three hours to watch her
The wildlife enthusiast said: ‘On the day of these pictures, we saw a tigress resting next to a pond, so we waited for three hours for some movement.
‘Just as we were about to leave the park, we heard a call behind and saw another tigress walking in the same direction.
‘She marked her territory which the other tigress noticed and then started pursuing her.
‘We were about 10 to 15 feet in front of them, in an open jeep just as both the tigresses descended upon each other in a massive confrontation.
‘Interestingly, our guide informed us that both were sisters.
‘The fight lasted for a few minutes, which gave us plenty of time to capture some amazing moments.’
Ms Misra said the group was just about to leave when another tiger was seen walking nearby and marking part of the territory, which upset the tiger they had been watching
The fight lasted for several minutes, according to Ms Misra, who snapped these pictures from an open-topped jeep 15 ft away