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“The 1.3 million strong wildebeest herd of Tanzania and Kenya trace a clockwise circuit of East Africa’s great grassland plains, following the rain and the ripening grasses. Burchelli’s Zebras infiltrate the black mass, perhaps seeking protection amid the numbers, while other hoofed species join the migration on its fringes, a colorful carnival of herbivores trudging, lurching, and leaping across the grasslands and woodlands. Africa’s great predators are never far away from the menagerie.
The trek begins in the south, after the wildebeest birthing season in February. The herd moves northwest, chasing rain and abundance, arriving at the northern end of the circuit in the Mara Triangle in July or August. Predicting where the wildebeest will be with any precision is impossible, but, generally, the migration follows a regular pattern…” ref: The Wildebeest Migration
The photo was taken with a Canon EOS D60, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/180 sec at f/16, ISO 400 on Lexar Digital Film.