Each year, London's Natural History Museum hosts the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. This year, the award for Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year was given to Steve Winter for a series of six photographs illustrating the threats facing tigers in Asia.
The images were shot in three countries, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Steve Winter's goal was to document the beauty of the tiger, the threats they face and the heroic efforts underway to protect them. In addition to winning the 2012 Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award, Steve Winter also won the runner-up prize for the 2012 Veolia Entertainment's Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.
The image shown above depicts fourteen-month-old sibling cubs cooling off in a water hole in Bandhavgarh National Park. These cubs have since attached people and have therefore been relocated to captivity in Bhopal, India.