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Life and death on the river.

Thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara River in the Serengeti National Park as part of the annual migration,  not all survive.    Such is the mad scramble to cross that some animals are injured and/or drown in the attempt.   Crocodiles are nearby to feed at their leisure on the carcasses that gather in the eddies.     Who knows what goes on it the mind of a wildebeest?   Here,  one animal pauses briefly to look at another that didn't make it.

Life and death on the Mara River.

Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: 500mm F4
Focal Length: 500mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec at f/5.6
ISO Speed: ISO 320
Processing: Lightroom.

For more images, check out the Mara River Crossing gallery.