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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Flying at the Infamous Mara River Crossing

Wildebeest cross the Mara River in Arusha, Tanzania. The night before we noticed a huge amount of wildebeest gathering. We decided to rise very early to be there before sunrise with the hope that they would start crossing with perfect light conditions. And so they did.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: Crossing, Tanzania

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Laren, Netherlands
Member since 2017
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.28.18 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Copyright:
© pim volkers.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2018
Total Views: 10985
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 28, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Focal Length: 560mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Mara River, Arusha, Tanzania