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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Time-lapse

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I’m pleased to announce that our wildebeest time-lapse video has been commended in the new time-lapse category of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

I have edited a new version of this footage, which you can view below:

The scenes shown in this footage are among the most awe-inspiring I have ever witnessed! We found that time-lapse was the only medium that allowed us to convey the magnitude of the migration. This footage was shot over five days in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania. It shows the migrating wildebeest crossing the Mara River while moving south into Tanzania from Kenya.

The Serengeti Ecosystem supports 1.5 million wildebeest. These wildebeest are forced to migrate around a 40,000 square kilometre area in order to find fresh grazing pastures. The migration is full of danger and hardship for these resilient creatures. Thirst, hunger, exhaustion, predation and the Mara River are just some of the challenges they must face.

Wildebeest pour down the banks before leaping into the Mara River.

Last night we attended the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. It was an incredible evening, attended by David Attenborough and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Congratulations to Michael β€˜Nick’ Nichols for winning the grand title this year. Nick has been a big inspiration to me ever since I started out as a photographer, so I was delighted to see him recognised in this way. Congratulations also to all of the other winning and commended photographers.

You can read more about our wildebeest migration project in my free ebook: My Top Ten Wildlife Experiences.


  1. Ramakrishna said: October 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It looks great

  2. Olivier Esnault said: October 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Wonderful time-lapse ! thanks for sharing beautiful things like this !
    and congrats for the BBC !

  3. VISHARAD SAXENA said: October 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I so wanna join one of the safaris with you.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for the free safari competition! πŸ™‚ (y)

  4. Netty said: October 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    The video is very faszinating and I love the photo above – great !
    Africa has been a dream for my whole my life and one day I will get there – I hope so πŸ˜‰

  5. Toulla clark said: October 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you very much for the beautiful photographs

  6. Stephanie said: October 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    We were there in July, 2014 and witnessed this beautiful migration. It is indescribable.

  7. Mary Jane Wilcox said: October 23, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    fantastic video. I could never imagine this.

  8. Beck Dunn said: October 24, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Amazing!!! Congratulations. A lot of time and effort there well rewarded.

  9. Randy Blake said: October 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Probably the most amazing thing I ever witnessed anywhere in the world.

  10. Ivan Cordero said: October 31, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Amazing wildlife photography. Inspires us weekend photographers. Thanks for sharing. Ivan Cordero WildAtPalmas.com

  11. Sally lurie said: November 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Great video. On my bucket list!
    Love the music, who,is it?

  12. George Fivaz said: March 3, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Fantastic Video, thanks for sharing

  13. vishal kawatra said: December 1, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Great images , thank you for sharing. I am sure many people will not have hte opportunity to see these wonders for themselves. Your workis a service to society giving many a view of these unique and magnificent images of wildlife
    – Vishal Kawatra

  14. Dale Davis said: April 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Great sequences. What was the interval that you used? How many frames per clip?

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