Ranthambhore's famous tigress (Panthera tigris tigris) Machali
'Machali' looking good in her twilight years at Ranthambhore. This wonderful tigress that in her time has given birth to 4 litters of cubs has now reached the age of 17 years. I took this photograph of her drinking and displaying her reflection at a water hole last May and although she no longer has any canines she is still able to make small kills to sustain her. Long live the 'Queen of Ranthambhore'.
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