Mitchell Krog

Adrenaline of the Great Migration | Masai Mara, Kenya

When I arrived in the Masai Mara, Kenya in August 2010 there was all but a few wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) roaming the grassy plains. Within 24 hours, thousands upon thousands of Wildebeest started appearing seemingly out of nowhere, streaming in over the hills leading in from the Serengeti. Even a seasoned wildlife photographer finds this a somewhat overwhelming experience and you find yourself not knowing even where to begin starting to point your camera. I decided for a while to concentrate on picking out smaller groups of Wildebeest to try and capture their adrenaline filled moments of movement. Every now and again one Wildebeest will jolt and several others will follow it and I spent the majority of a morning focusing on picking out these smaller groups to try and record this in a creative way to really try and capture that moment of adrenaline. After many trials and even more errors I finally spotted a group running into the golden morning light, just the perfect distance from the vehicle and eventually nailed down the scene I was after. Even though the original image has great golden light and an almost pastel range of colors, I still favour this monotone version.

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