We started our afternoon drive into Kabini Tiger Reserve and this time around we took the MM road to check for Tiger activity, given the hot afternoon sun. And we reaped rich dividends when we spotted this Tigress cooling off in the water that was collected in a check dam. Initially it was absolutely uninterested on being spotted, but as the numbers of tourists and the noise level went up, it became more conscious of the vehicles and it got up and slipped quietly into the Kabini wilderness. But in the few minutes that she gave us, we caught her various moods in this series of frames.