After 43 years of working in and around forests, I saw my first big cat about a month ago in Guyana. I was driving slowly down a dirt track when a jaguar walked across the road about 30 meters in front of the vehicle. It made my hair stand on end - not from fear as I was safe in the vehicle, but just plain awe. In this guy's position I can only imagine how he must have felt. Rather than taking pictures, I think I would be having a religious conversion. The word courageous hardly seems adequate.