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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flying at the Infamous Mara River Crossing

Wildebeest cross the Mara River in Arusha, Tanzania. The night before we noticed a huge amount of wildebeest gathering. We decided to rise very early to be there before sunrise with the hope that they would start crossing with perfect light conditions. And so they did.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Mara River, Arusha, Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © pim volkers
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.28.18
Editor's Pick
Finalist