In the shadows by Mundy Hackett


Slowly through the grass
The tiger stalked his prey
His movement long and languid
In the middle of the day
The sun was high and bright
As a vivid burning orb
His body moving slowly
Less heat there to absorb
Gazelles were moving fitfully
Around the waterhole
Nervous eyes were flitting wildly
As the world they did behold
A movement in the distance
And the animals did jump
The nerve ends all a jangling
Each one with quivering rump
Then like avenging angels
The tiger now does pounce
Gazelles are scattering wildly
With a death like spinning dance
And one of them is slower
No longer held at bay
The tiger now triumphant
As it finishes its prey

Phil Sanders (aka Brummieboy)

Thanks for the wonderful poem Phil!

Please visit my personal website located at Mundy Hackett Photography.

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  • Suni Pruett
    Suni Pruettover 7 years ago

    another instant favorite…brilliant work!

  • moonstone
    moonstoneover 7 years ago


  • Ashley Marysa
    Ashley Marysaover 7 years ago

    They’re so beautiful…

  • sully
    sullyover 7 years ago

    wow love this one

  • Nightmaiden
    Nightmaidenover 7 years ago

    Stunning work as usual. You always have the most beautiful of images.

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 7 years ago

    Beautiful Mundy, simply beautiful – love that flash of light at the bottom left, graduating little flecks through the image. Great work..

  • frogster
    frogsterover 7 years ago

    Wonderful image as well as poem by Phil.

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeover 7 years ago

    I love your work Mundy!

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 7 years ago

    ahh perfectly done :-)

  • cynthiab
    cynthiabover 7 years ago

    very beautiful

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