July 7, 2011

Wildebeest, Serengeti

Photograph by Peter Mortifee

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

On a recent safari in the Serengeti of Tanzania, I captured this image of an infant wildebeest keeping up with its mother. These remarkable animals can run at the same speed of the adults within 45 minutes of their birth. Finding ourselves in the middle of thousands of these animals migrating across the vast Serengeti was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest).

The deadline for entering the photo contest is July 11. Send in your best shots today!

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