Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Maasai Mara : Zebras and Wildebeests

Serengeti is a huge region mostly in Tanzania. The part of it that is in Kenya, is called Maasai Mara. It's considered on of the natural wonders of the world, due to "The Great Migration". An estimated 2 million animals move as part of this migration, following the rains and fresh grass. This large collection of herbivores support a high population of predators, especially lions, leopards and cheetahs. Hence it has provided a frequent settings for documentaries related to nature and made it a popular tourists destination.

Watching this migration is an experience that simply cannot captured. Neither in words, nor in pictures. The documentaries have captured amazing moments and unforgettable scenes, but there is nothing like being surrounded by countless zebras and wildebeests, stretching as far as you can see.

You can click on any photo to start a slideshow.

In the picture below, all the dots in the distance are wildebeests!

They often form a single line while moving.

The wildebeest is not a particularly good looking animal. But they are crucial in supporting the ecosystem and the circle of life here.

Even the babies are not all that cute.

The zebra on the other hand is a beautiful animal.

Their babies are adorable.

Sometimes, all you can see is zebras, without wildebeests.

For more photos, check out the set of photos on Flickr.

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