PUMA PRINT | ACTION
Chile. Late afternoon. The puma I had been tracking since sunrise walked to the peak of the mountain peak and slept for several hours. I enjoyed watching her sleep as well as the scenery.
Around 3 pm, another puma peeked his head from the other side. I was pretty surprised as I had no clue he was there. After a few minutes, I saw him stalking the female puma. It took him over 10 minutes to walk 15 feet; every step he took was well calculated. He even held his paw in the air for a few minutes before placing it on the ground each time. His eyes were so focused on the female puma that he didn't even see me.
After he reached a particular distance, he pounced and landed right in front of her. It was a friendly attack; they started to play fight.
Before he started to stalk her, I saw him peeking from 3 different spots; I believe he was planning his attack from the best spot. Then he took slow and steady action to reach a spot where he felt comfortable to leap from. In all of this, not once did he take his eyes off the prize, he was super focused.
A lesson I learned once again. Plan, take ACTION, and THEN, achieve.