Leap of Relief

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Oliver von Holzing

We were in the Northern Serengeti at the end of October, rather late to see the Migration, which should usually already be further south. But one morning we observed a gathering of animals across the Kenyan border, growing steadily in numbers. It looked like medieval troops assembling for battle. We raced for the river, anticipating where they might cross. Once they got going, I shot mainly panning shots to capture the movement, but in the end liked this one best, freezing the moment of one wildebeest's frenzied jump, which looked to me like an expression of relief for having survived.

Location: Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

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