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Zebra and wildebeest battle to cross river to reach grasslands!!


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Battle happened between Zebra and wildebeest.

The annual migration sees thousands of wildebeest move across the plains in search for new grazing opportunities.

As they make the journey to attempt to find a way across the frantic waters.  

Zebra and wildebeest battle to cross river to reach grasslands
Earning their stripes: A band of zebras battle their way through thousands of wildebeest as they attempt to cross the Mara river to reach fresh grasslands

Earning their stripes: A band of zebras battle their way through thousands of wildebeest as they attempt to cross the Mara river to reach fresh grasslands

Battle: The zebras joined an estimated 50,000 wildebeest as they attempted to cross the river during the annual migration on the Serengeti

Battle: The zebras joined an estimated 50,000 wildebeest as they attempted to cross the river during the annual migration on the Serengeti

Survivor: Many wildebeest were trampled to death but all of the zebras managed to survive the crossing

Zebra trampled Wildebeest to death
Hordes: Photographer Viktoras Dubinskas, 45, captured the scenes and estimated more than 50,000 wildebeest attempted to cross the river

Hordes: Photographer Viktoras Dubinskas, 45, captured the scenes and estimated more than 50,000 wildebeest.

River-crossing: The annual migration sees thousands of wildebeest move across the plains in search for new grazing opportunities

River-crossing: The annual migration sees thousands of wildebeest move across the plains in search for new grazing opportunities

Photographer Viktoras Dubinskas, 45, captured the scenes and estimated more than 50,000 wildebeest attempted to cross.

He decided to focus on the brave zebra, capturing a series of stunning shots as they battled their way across the river.

Many wildebeest were trampled to death but all of the zebras managed to survive the crossing..

Mr Dubinskas, from Fuengirola, Spain, said: ‘When I finished shooting my driver and I were left speechless.

Difficult crossing: One zebra was even dunked underwater for around 30 seconds but somehow managed to escape by biting the wildebeest before swimming to safety

Journey: The wildebeest have to make their way across the fast-flowing waters as part of their annual migration

Struggle: On this occasion a smaller group of about ten zebras also made a bid to get to the other side, which left them fighting to make their way through the herd
Mr Dubinskas, from Fuengirola, Spain, said: 'I've made more than 20 trips to the wild in Africa but nothing I have seen before can compare to this'

Mr Dubinskas, said: ‘I’ve made more than 20 trips to the wild in Africa but nothing I have seen before can compare to this’

wildebeest trampled to death as they tried to cross the river, although all of the zebras managed to survive

The photographer said: 'When one escaped from the mud by biting all wildebeest around in a panic it was like a miracle'

The photographer said: ‘When one escaped from the mud by biting all wildebeest around in a panic it was like a miracle’

‘I’ve made more than 20 trips to the wild in Africa but nothing I have seen before can compare to this.

‘Shooting herds is never easy but when the zebra entered the river they gave us something to focus on.

 


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