Once upon a time, in a far away Tanzanian National Park, as evening fell, two lionesses rested under a large baobab tree.
One just lies on her back and stretches, the other moves to the front of the tree to show off to the landrover load of tourists who have just arrived.
Lioness A continues to pose like a professional, changing expressions and poses regularly.
Lioness B starts to wonder if there is anything of interest around.
Lioness B is now alert, something has attracted her attention.
Both lions are now alert, as a herd of zebra wanders across the landscape upwind from them.
As the zebra continue on their course towards the lions, both are now alert, tensed and ready to move.
The lead zebra, walking ahead of the herd, has not sensed any danger and leads them onwards towards the lions.
Lioness B moves through the grass low & fast, approaching the zebra.
The lead zebra is only about 30m away now. A low whisper of “kill, kill” arises from the landrover as the intrepid explorers encourage the lions to go for a great photo opportunity.
A small wind change, a gust, and the lead zebra senses danger and stamps its feet loudly and repeatedly as a warning.
The herd gets the warning and without panic, turns around and heads off purposefully in another direction.
Lioness B comes out of hiding and watches the zebra moving away, and stretches with a large yawn.
Lioness B casually and openly follows the lead zebra, now protecting the rear of the herd.
Lioness B stops to take a dump, unconcerned that her dinner is trotting away.
Lioness B lays down to rest in the last rays of the days sun.
Lioness A stops watching and takes a stretch.
Lioness A saunters after Lioness B.
The lions re-unite.
The lions casually stroll off after the zebras, as though they are heading out for dinner and entertainment, and have all night. Pretentious photographer with massive zoom lens mourns the loss of her National Geo moment.