I remember watching nature shows when I was a kid, and finding out later that they were all set ups: take a hungry lynx out of his cage, throw a rabbit at him, and film the action. Then film it again and again with different animals at different times, and splice the whole things together as one ‘natural’ piece of fiction. It made me a little jaded about nature films. But in the age of ubiquitous video cameras and an infinite distribution medium, all kinds of crazy natural events are being captured and shared. Take Battle at Kruger for example: unless this is some ridiculously elaborate hoax, it might be the most exciting nature video I have seen. It has everything: suspense, drama, action, violence, and an unbelievable ending.
UPDATE: 2 months later, and this video is suddenly picked up by yahoo.com and thrown onto their homepage. Now it is the number one video on ViralVideoChart.com again, and gaining mad hits on YouTube (11,222,691 as of August 11, 2007: 1pm EST). Say what you will, but Yahoo! obviously drives a lot of traffic. Especially from Yahoo! India which has a good back story.