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a wildebeest jumping in the Mara River, Tanzania
October 29, 2014

Leap of Faith

A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at the edge of the Serengeti Plains. On their enormous loop following seasonal rains, the more than 1.5 million animals encounter deadly crossings like this one at the Mara, infamous home of the giant Nile crocodile. This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. Enter your best shot by October 31 for a chance to win. Download wallpaper » See all contest entries » Browse galleries of our editors' favorites »
Photograph by Nicole Cambré

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