The wilder beast are in their millions, grazing the maasai mara plains. This is the great migration, the 7th wonder of the world. This period though dangerous is very necessary. These herbivorous together with their cousins the zebras, are hunted day and night by the big cats. Effortlessly too, due to their large numbers. But the other equally dangerous aspect is the crossing, the dangerous swim across the Mara river.
If you have witnessed the crossing you will agree that is a wonder, a marvel, but life or death for the “gnoos”. Not only do they start a stampede, trip each other then step on each other, they could get stuck on the rocks or in the mud, but mostly get snatched by the jaws of the mighty monstrous crocs of the Mara River.
I was lucky to get a sequence of photos of a monster crocodile making a kill. In the blink of an eye he had grabbed the wilder beast and drowned it, the water turned red, the scene of a kill , then, like nothing happened, the waters were once again calm.