Wildebeest Crossing

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.

Wildebeest Migration, Connochaetes taurinus, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa
Wildebeest Migration, Connochaetes taurinus, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa

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.

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Crocodile catching a Wildebeest, Mara River, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

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.

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