A leopard hangs limp in the mouth of a tigress after an almighty battle in India’s Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The ultra-rare clash was caught on camera by a group of wildlife enthusiasts during an early morning safari at the tiger reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India, on Tuesday.
Jaipur resident Abhimanyu Singh Rajvi, along with his cousin Yashvardhan Shekhawat and Sariska District Forest Officer Mr Manoj Parashar, were trying to spot tigers when they heard a loud roar from behind. The trio saw a tigress known as ST-3 climb a tree where a leopard was taking shelter, before pushing the leopard out of the tree and then pouncing on its prey as it lay stricken below. The pair came rolling down a small hill, with the tigress emerging victorious - and then retreating into thick foliage to enjoy her kill.