After doing the hard work of hunting down a gazelle and killing it you could forgive this tigress for being a little angry when a cheeky younger male stole her meal.
The encounter took place at Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, India and the impressive photos were taken by wildlife photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee.
The brave female faced potential death by taking on the younger and stronger rival, but that did not stop her from confronting him.
She laid waiting for the tiger to return after she was robbed of the carcass.
Once he was in sight she took him by surprise and leapt up and hit the thief with her right paw.
In the ensuing seven second battle, the tigress used her bodyweight against the junior cat, who eventually admitted defeat and scurried away.