15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
The Race

Every time I go to Masai Mara, I try to do something new in photography. In one of my trip I was concentrating mainly on panning shots. And the time I decided to visit Mara was during the migration season. I know if I wait for sometime I would definitely witness either the wildebeest or the zebras running. As per we decided we waited near a crossing place and I could see a large number of wildebeest and zebras waiting to cross the river. After some hours of waiting finally the wildebeest started jumping in the river one by one and crossed. When the first group crossed they started running towards where we positioned our vehicle. I waited to isolate a small group to show the pain effect in its real view and finally I was able to capture this picture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Thomas Vijayan