By Kristina Hall
Two fierce big cats have been fought over 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 two tigers – who are in fact sisters – fighting.
The keen photographer, who is from Lucknow, captured these amazing photographs last year while on an open jeep safari.
The wild life 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 10-15 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