[an error occurred while processing this directive]
6 of 6
Riding With Wildebeests Photograph by Randy Olson
Maneuvering through a herd of wildebeests, a bicyclist picks his way along the Serengeti Plains outside Robanda. Wildebeest populations are thought to number around 1.2 million, a recent high number for this antelope species, whose annual travels have helped shape the Serengeti's rich ecosystem. Each year large numbers of wildebeests—as many as 200,000 by one estimate—are illegally killed for food or quick cash. Scientists say the harvest cannot be sustained.
Camera: Canon EOS-1DS Mark II Film Type: Digital Lens: 560mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/332 @ f/6.4
Weather Conditions: Hazy and bright Time of Day: Afternoon Lighting Techniques: Available light