Eye tracking is a game changer, especially when it comes to birds and birds in flight. Every photographer knows it’s a waiting game to capture the perfect shot with a soft background and sharp subject. The below image is a compilation of 51 photos taken in the Kgalagadi at Cubetjie Quap waterhole, I was positioned for an afternoon shoot and all of a sudden there was drama in the large tree across from me. I drove over just in time to see a Pale Chanting Goshawk dip into the branches with a small bird it had just caught, and from the corner of my eye, I saw the Tawny Eagly swooping over the bushes, ready to scavenge some late lunch. Needless to say, I picked up my camera from the beanbag, and pressed the shutter button to focus and the eye tracking button (back focus button) to start tracking. Within a few seconds, everything was over and all I thought to myself was ‘I really hope there is at least one good photo’. The end results were incredible and everything was in focus, the eye tracking kept going as the Tawny disappeared into the branches.