Here's an excerpt from a great book I've just read: How To Be Wild by Simon Barnes (he of purple sporting prose in The Times) - its the kind of book that's almost perfect for me, a collection of heart-jolting pieces of nature writing, exploring the emotions we feel on interacting with the wildness that still lies all around us - it's actually a bit like reading a whole book of Nige
Anyway, on to Barnes:
It is not the lions who are masters of the african bush. No: it is the buffalos they feed on. The impalas control the leopards. The weak control the strong: and no matter how many brilliant solutions the predators come up with - the teamwork of the lion, the stalking skills of the leopard, the ears of the owl and the vision of the falcon - it is always the hunted that remain in control."