A rare head-on image of a tigress stalking her prey has won a wildlife photographer based in Wales an international photography prize.
Andy Rouse, 45, who lives near Cardiff, took his picture in India moments before she charged a herd of deer.It won him the Gerald Durrell award for Endangered Wildlife in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 award. Judges said: "To photograph head‑on the mesmerizing gaze of an intensely focused hunter is rare."
Mr Rouse beat more than 40,000 entries from professional photographers from around the world in the competition run by BBC Wildlife Magazine and London's Natural History Museum.It is his eighth consecutive award in the competition in the past six years.
(The Award Winning Photograph)