A photographer has captured the adorable moment a mother bear safely carries her two cubs on her back to the other side of a road.
Prasad Natarajan, a network engineer, from India, took the picture while at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, in Maharashtra.
The images capture the heartwarming moment as the two tired cubs hitch a lift from their mother.
Prasad, who got involved in photography back in 2014, said: ‘Within less than a minute all the action took place.
‘My heart was thumping and I just went with the emotions and clicked as many images as possible.
‘I felt really overwhelmed to be able to witness this in real life and to be able to capture this moment.’
The amateur photographer added: ‘I felt gifted.
‘I always wanted to capture the moments in nature through images, got my first digital camera in 2014, ever since have been making image.’
The Tadoba Tiger Reserve, established in 1955, is 241.5 square miles in size.
The animals pictured are believed to be sloth bears – a species native to the Indian subcontinent.
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