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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
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We waited for hours for the wildebeests to cross the Mara River in their annual, circular trek from Tanzania to Kenya and back. We had taken this bucket-list trip in hopes to capture a large and dramatic crossing. As the wildebeests finally entered the water I asked our guide if he could position us where he thought the animals would exit...and, luckily, he was exactly right and I captured them as they exited to safety on the river bank right in front of us.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Copyright: © Janice Katz