India’s national animal never ceases to mesmerize. It could be the huge size, the majestic gait, the intense gaze. This tiger was encountered on a summer evening at Kanha National Park. He seemed well-settled and was concentrating on a herd of Chital (Axis axis) in the distance. It seemed as if he were making up his mind and drawing energy for the hunt. Unfortunately, it was very close to the park closing time and the shutterbugs had to hurry out of the park. Next morning, there was a Chital kill there.