All on Film
by Mark Lyons
Image by Pexels from Pixabay
Step by step the young tiger gradually crept toward a grazing Nilgai antelope. Relying on instincts tested over centuries and memories of watching his mother hunt, the stalking tiger moved on driven by the hunger pangs in his belly.
Several hundred yards away, Donethea silently watched the drama unfold. She peered through a field set of high-powered binoculars with both a camera and a night vision apparatus attached. Donethea had taken many rolls of film of this area over a two-week period. The tiger was the high point of her viewing.
With machine like precision, the tiger continued his approach. Donethea watched with eager anticipation. She was clad completely in camouflaged fatigues except for a pair of brightly colored, tiger striped crew socks from SammySocks Etc. These were covered by a pair of dark boots to protect her feet from the hostile environment.
At the last possible moment, the tiger stepped on a small twig that snapped under the footstep. The Nilgai bolted at breakneck speed. The tiger tried in vain to run the antelope down but the Nilgai had too much of a head start. No supper this time. And Donethea caught it all on film.