21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chaos Unleashed: Mara's Untamed Symphony

In the untamed savanna, a grand migration of wildebeests and zebras surges forward, echoing life's primal rhythm. As they reach the Mara River, urgency intensifies, hooves pounding like a panicked heartbeat, a tempest of survival's call. A dusty trail mirrors a chaotic dance, nature's tumultuous symphony in motion. Together, they brave treacherous waters, a crocodile's realm. Some, driven by instinct, leap off cliffs into the crowd's embrace. Hundreds unite in this perilous passage, a testament to the wild's indomitable spirit, each hoofbeat in the eternal ballet of life's relentless pursuit.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: North Serengeti, Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Milijana Lacmanovic