A lot can happen in 20 seconds.
These 5 images were shot Sunday morning, at the San Diego Zoo just before the start of the Keeper Talk at the tiger enclosure. The first shot here was taken at 11:28.03, the last at 11:28:23. That's 20 seconds. I actually took 6 shots, but left out one from the sequence here.
The adult tigers are pretty smart, either that or they have wristwatches we're not seeing. They know exactly when it's time to head down the hill to the spot where the keeper will be throwing food. Today it was meatballs. Mek and her 2 sons Christopher and Conner were up at the top of the hill lounging under the misters staying cool, but a bit before 11:30 she knew it was time to head down to the second viewing area.
I can just imagine the conversation between Mom and Son going something like this:
Son: Hey Mom, what's happening? Is Rochelle going to be tossing us some treats today?
Mom: Hi Son. You know, you really should go find your own spot. You really do need to learn to hunt for yourself.
Son: Oh, come on Mom, there's plenty for both of us.
Mom: Not so fast, kid. Go find your own spot! Now!
Son: OK Mom, I get the message, I'm going.
Son: Look Mom, I can hunt too.
Okay, so maybe I read a little too much in to this whole thing - but it was a blast to watch.