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.
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 ‘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.