The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
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Tanzania 2016 - Mara River

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  Wildebeest   Everybody Else

Wildebeest

I came to the Mara River in Northern Tanzania specifically to see the Wildebeest migration crossing the river.
The crocodiles are waiting, so the Wildebeest are first very cautious, then very determined.
(Each Wildebeest seemed sure it would be best for some other Wildeebest to go first!)
Massing, dithering over whether to cross or not., Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Massing, dithering over whether to cross or not.
Not everybody makes it, Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Not everybody makes it
The current pulls the Wildebeest line into an arc, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
The current pulls the Wildebeest line into an arc
A grumpy elephant tries to block the crossing., Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
A grumpy elephant tries to block the crossing.
But the Wildebeest keep coming., Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
But the Wildebeest keep coming.
It can be a steep climb at the end, Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
It can be a steep climb at the end
Where's Mom?  Calves and mothers are often separated., Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Where's Mom? Calves and mothers are often separated.
Another Wildebeest gets separated and hits trouble, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Another Wildebeest gets separated and hits trouble
That's quite a jump up to the upper bank., Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
That's quite a jump up to the upper bank.
Yes, the crossings really are risky, Wildebeest, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Yes, the crossings really are risky

Everybody Else

My guide was quite determined that I should see more than just Wildebeest...
Napping Leopard, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Napping Leopard
Warning snarl at some uppity baboons, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Warning snarl at some uppity baboons
Rash baboons, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Rash baboons
Lioness and Cub, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Lioness and Cub
Curious Cub, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Curious Cub
Black Rhinos, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
Black Rhinos
My humble tent, Everybody Else, Tanzania 2016 - Mara River
My humble tent

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