Photo of the Week: Wildebeest Migration

09-09-2013 // NWF Staff

Wildebeest migration

Wildebeests, a type of antelope that inhabit open African woodlands, embark on regular long-distance migrations that coincide with annual rainfall patterns. At the rainy season's end, the animals migrate in response to lack of surface water, then quickly migrate back when the next rainy season begins months later. On safari in Masai Mara, Lisa Hoffner caught a moment of excitement as this young wildebeest jumped more than 12 feet across the Mara River. The California resident used a Canon 40D with a 500mm lens.

See last week's photo: Taking Flight


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