Monday, 9 August 2010

In a Row


Wildebeest (or Gnu) at the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

12 comments:

Joanne said...

Estava a espera desta! É linda linda....

Francisca said...

Gorgeous composition, JM! That must've been fascinating to see live!

EG Wow said...

Neat photo. I confess that I didn't know wildebeest and gnu are one and the same!

tapirgal said...

I've been away for a few days, and thanks so much for the offer to use photos :) You will see that wonderful image very soon. Lee has also been posting animals from the same (?) safari trip on my Gift Shop blog. You may feel right at home.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i loved my time at the crater. great image

michael said...

Love the line of gnus. What a great word.

Serline said...

Because of Narelle's recent obsession with The Lion King, I have been watching the same wild animal scenes over and over again. But the raw thunderous force of a stampeding wildebeest herd is etched deeply in the mind. Even when looking at them lined up so peacefully...

Jacob said...

This photo is so strange and so interesting. Lovely composition with that line leading the eye to the horizon. One wonders, though, why they don't bunch up - are they better protected from predators this way?

JM said...

@Jabob: On this very place I took a shot at a buffalo herd also lined up walking towards the water; maybe be this has something to do with hierarchy but, honestly, I don't know. Let's hope Joan from South Africa will read this post... This lady was a guide at the Kruger Park for many years so, eventually, we'll have the answer then. :-)

Stickup Artist said...

The sweeping arc created by the migrating herd along that vast plain is simply perfection.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

No one has any idea why the wildebeest and zebra walk in a line like this but the feeling is that it is to do with hierarchy.

I know the reason they stand facing the sun is so that less falls on their bodies and so help them to keep cooler.

Great shot Jose.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent..well seen!