Spot the two zebras hiding among all these wildebeest
Sometimes a zebra just can’t get a break.
After lapping up the cool waters of the River Mara these two zebra found themselves completely surrounded by tens of thousands of wildebeest.
So many wildebeest, in fact, that is almost impossible to spot them in this phenomenal picture of the scene in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, by German wildlife photographer Ingo Gerlach.
The 80,000 wildebeest descended on the river during their annual migration through the Savannah in the Tanzanian Serengeti.
Describing taking the photograph, Ingo said: ‘Every year we see this amazing display of nature – but this sight was more than I ever expected.
‘There are around 1.5 million wildebeest that wander through the Savannah in the Tanzanian Serengeti and Maasai Mara. There were that many animals the ground looked black, and the noise was indescribable.
‘The masses made their way in the direction of the river – firstly cautious, but then the herds behind them pushed their way forward. I think there were around 80,000 wildebeest at that point.
‘However, the animals hit a wall on the other side of the river where there was a huge, steep wall and many rocks.
‘The animals kept slipping on the rocks – there was a stampede and lots of animals were crushed, drowned or became victims of hungry crocodiles. The whole thing took about two hours – my adrenaline went through the roof.
‘The herd was such a huge size, it really was an unusual sight.’