By Jamie Smith
It’s all fur in love and war in this collection of snaps – showing the highs and lows of family life when you’re a Bengal Tiger.
These adorable cubs went from having their teeth bared as they headed off in pursuit of their dinner to snuggling up and posing for a purr-fect family paw-trait with mum Arrowhead, five, in the space of minutes.
Wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, 54, snapped the images at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in India, where he devotes his time to the animals.
Andy said: “This is the first time anyone has seen these cubs so clearly.
“These are very very unique pictures of the first big adventure for a new family.
“Arrowhead appeared over a small hill with the two cubs walking shyly behind her – they were shy and nervous but they still had enough mischief to play a little.
“It was a wonderful moment of elation as I’ve seen Arrowhead from a young nervous cub herself.
“She is one amazing tiger and is real Ranthambhore Royalty.”