Caption: Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) massing on the golden plains of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
© Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk II; Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM; Focal Length: 400mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/125; ISO: 400
Location: Serengeti National Park, stretching from Kenya in the north to Lake Victoria in the west,
covers a massive 15,000 sq km (5,790 sq miles). It is Tanzania's oldest and most famous park and was named a World Heritage Site in 1978.
Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most
scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of
elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni,
impala and Grant’s gazelle.
As enduring as the game-viewing is, it is the liberating sense of space that
characterises the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a
shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth.
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