We all take inspiration from a different places. In my case, I mean it literally, as in travel.
We just got back from safaris in Botswana and South Africa. Our experience in Botswana could not have been better. In the first morning drive we saw a lioness and her cubs, a leopard and hyena face off, cheetahs, a pride of over 15 lions, a herd of elephants, and best of all, a pack of wild dogs with their kill. (Wild dogs are the second most endangered animal in Africa.)
I have the photos to prove it for anyone who wants to see. Just check out the cheetah brothers.