Animals Video
migration

By Mikey Jones


These wildebeest are on the march.

Photographs taken near the Serena Crossing Point in the Masai Mara, in Kenya, show the ground thick with thousands of the beasts.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

As they make a dangerous trek across Africa during their winter they kick up huge amounts of dust.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS

The animals are also forced to make dangerous river crossings and fight off predators.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

Their vast migration was captured by German wildlife photographer Ingo Gerlach on June 7.

Ingo, 63, said: “Every year there is a one-of-a-kind nature display, as around two million animals march in an endless cycle through the savannah in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

“I really wanted to capture their spectacular migration.

“It’s an amazing sight to behold and at times the earth becomes blocked by a sea of animals.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

“You can hear them all calling very loudly to each other.

“It is most remarkable when they come to dangerous river crossing.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

“You can tell they are all nervous, but the thousands of beasts keep pushing each other towards the river until eventually they are forced into the water.

PIC BY Ingo Gerlach / CATERS NEWS 

“It then becomes a scramble to get across the river and haul themselves out on the other side.

“Sadly some of the wildebeest do lose their lives.”