There are surely few things as powerful in this life as eye contact. Held constant for even one second, it can be enough to connect two beings on a level that is often difficult to understand. Out in the wild, where we’re stripped of the arrogance that assumes we’re in control of our world, and where our senses prickle with the primeval instinct to survive, looking directly into the eyes of an animal – connecting with their soul – captures a few seconds that we will likely never, ever, forget.
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