When photographing wildlife, watch the subjects through the viewfinder and not directly with your eyes. If they do something unexpected, it happens extremely fast. If you are observing an animal directly and they suddenly turn, fly, jump, etc., like the kudu you see here, you'll miss the photo opportunity to capture something special. The second or two it takes to bring the camera to your face, focus, compose, and shoot will cause you to miss the shot. In this example, I saw that the kudu wanted to cross a small stream in Chobe National Park, Botswana. I watched him through my 500mm telephoto and simply waited. I was rewarded with a dynamic picture only because I was ready, and with my camera set to multiple frames I was able to get three good airborne photos.