Photo of the Day

a pair of tigers at a watering hole in India
February 6, 2012

Tigers, India

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Meet Smasher—the male in the background. That's the name Steve Winter gave this youngster, cooling off in a watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, after he slapped the automated camera trap until it stopped clicking. Both tigers are thought to have killed people, and Smasher is now in captivity.

See more pictures from the December 2011 feature story “A Cry for the Tiger.”


See more pictures of big cats »

Photograph by Steve Winter, National Geographic

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