Having a bad bear day

Two ferocious tigers were forced to walk away with their tails between their legs after being scared off by a protective mother bear. Wildlife photographer Aditya Singh captured the battle on camera during a visit to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India.

Tigers vs. mama bear
A tiger comes face to face with one angry mother bear on the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, India

Two bear cubs and their mum escape unscathed despite the close encounter with the huge cats, which were eventually forced to run away.

Tigers vs. mama bear
The bear raises on its hind legs to scare off one of two tigers that tried to attack at a watering hole in a nature reserve
Tigers vs. mama bear
The tiger backs down as the mother bear goes on the defensive