Dramatic Pictures Reveal Clashes Between People and Tigers
Increased human activity, reduced prey, and fast-shrinking forest space have led to conflict in many tiger sanctuaries across India.
When photographer Senthil Kumaran was 10, he watched his first documentary on tigers on BBC. A dream was born. "As a child, I roamed the forests in India trying to find a majestic royal Bengal tiger," he says.
The dream took on a darker dimension many years later in the Periyar Nagar village in Anamalai Tiger Reserve. "I received a phone call when I was at the Theppakadu Elephant camp in the Mudhumalai Tiger Reserve in South India," he says. "A tiger had entered a village and they were trying to catch it with a tranquilizer. After an eight-hour drive, I arrived to find 500 to 600 villagers standing around the tiger with sticks, stones, and weapons. The horrifying scene of