Ignoring the prey II

5D 4; 500 mm; ISO 800; 1/640 sec. at F 4.5.

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Wow, Jagdeep, that Tiger must not have been hungry, and the deer knew that! Very interesting to see this sort of behavior out in the wild.

Jagdeep, thanks for sharing another image from the sequence. I definitely prefer the placement of the deer here, as it provides a bit more balance. However, the wonderful “spotlight” you captured on the tiger in the other photo definitely sets that one apart!


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Wonderful. It illustrates common predator-prey behaviour. The prey will not flee as long as they can see the threat at an acceptable distance, the predator will not attack as long as he knows the prey is aware and able to evade him. .