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A full grown wildebeest can be 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m) to 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) at the shoulder and weigh 265–600 lb (120–270 kg). They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Africa, especially the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania, Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia. Wildebeest can live more than 40 years, though their average lifespan is around 20 years. The wildebeest have a broad muzzle shaped like a lawnmower which helps it with eating short grass. Zebras and wildebeest group together in open savannah environments when there is a high chance of predation. This grouping strategy reduces predation risk because larger groups decrease each individual’s chance of being hunted, and also because predators are more easily seen in open areas.
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 300 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
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Comments

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    This is a brilliant nature shot a favorite

  • Thank you very much Malcom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture…love the title

  • Thank you very much Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot.

  • Thanks a lot Gary, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 Image per day 2011/07/25
    Brilliant capture!

  • Thanks a lot Maggie, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1over 3 years ago

    Admirably captured and well framed
    Rick

  • Thank you very much Rick!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Love the title!

  • Yeah the title… Thanks a lot Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Super capture Konstantinos, great nature shot, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you very much Mark, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 3 years ago

    wonderful capture, Konstantinos!

  • Thanks a lot Vadim!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot Kon!

  • Thanks a lot my friend!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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