Thursday, December 26, 2019

big cat, little cat

driving through the Mara, you surely get the impression almost everything is on edge. even the rhinos are wary, the hippos are nervous, the buffalo are cautious, the zebra skittish, the giraffes are gently prepared for a slow-motion getaway, and of course the topi, gazelles and antelope are basically breakfast on stick legs. So who's confident? well, the hyenas looked pretty chill, and the lions look like bullying heavies from a mafia movie - everyone stands still when they walk in the room. then to see a cheetah with six "teenage" cubs is almost like a quantum superposition of super-relaxed confidence, with the same wariness the warthogs exactly do not portrait. a lesson in cool.