Sunday, August 19, 2012

Application of diversionary tactics

Another real world tactic.

Demonstrated by an experienced professional.  Don't try this at home.

Locked in combat: Mother lion takes on deadly crocodile to give cubs safe swim across river
Kerry McDermott, Daily Mail U.K., 24 July 2012 (hat tip: NC)

Scanning the surface of the water, her amber eyes alight upon a threat to her pride - a deadly crocodile lurking in the river that the family of lions must cross.
The fiercely protective lioness did not hesitate, leaping into the water and grappling with the reptile to allow the rest of the pride to cross the river in safety.

Surprise works well in diversionary attacks as well:  helps reduce the loses.  Note that the action occurs so quickly that the photographer only realizes what has happened after she reviews her shots.

Lioness diverting crocodile (more photos here photographer Pia Dierickx's website)


kymber said...

i followed the link and loooooooved the pics!!! i even showed jambaloney! that Lioness was awesome! thanks for sharing buddy!

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russell1200 said...

They are awsome pictures. I don't like to post too much of a photographers work. Fair use is all fine, but if I can direct people back to the site where they are paid for their work, I would much rather provide a teaser - hopefully I can act as some free advertising.