We saw hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and many thousands of them crossing the Mara River and I’ve got dozen of images. Everyone always asks about crocodiles getting a wildebeests so I’ve included one image.
The sight of the large herds stretching from horizon to horizon is awe inspiring and one of the most dramatic wildlife life spectacles on the planet, but unfortunately the Mara is being ruined by the encroachment of livestock grazing and the poisoning of wildlife by the locals.
Four out of seven vulture species found in Kenya are Critically Endangered, while one is Endangered. These birds face a number of threats but the major is poisoning, which accounts to over 60% of their deaths. Over a recent stretch of 2 weeks guides have recorded over 30 vulture deaths.
2 thoughts on “Wildebeest Crossing”
How exciting to see this in person! They sure are churning up the water!
Yes, it is really amazing. The crossings are always dramatic and sometimes tragic. Thank you, Deborah, for taking the time to look at my posts.