PUMA PRINT | ACTION
Chile. Late afternoon. The puma I had been tracking since sunrise walked all the way to the peek of the mountain peak and slept for several hours. I enjoyed watching her sleep as well as the scenery.
Around 3pm, 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 few minutes before placing it on the ground each time. His eyes were so focused at 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.