Babies Everywhere!

I timed my latest safari to Tanzania to coincide with calving season.  You see, when the million+ strong migration of wildebeest and zebra hit the Ndutu area of Tanzania in February, they all have their babies at the same time.  I think it has to do with a "safety in numbers" philosophy.  With so many babies being born at once, all the predators can't possibly get to all of them, ensuring most of them survive.

I was hoping to see lots of babies and of course the predators that follow them, and I wasn't disappointed.  There were plenty of young wildebeest and zebra finding their footing in the bush, and still lots of very pregnant adults looking ready to burst at any moment.  

We spent one evening at a local watering hole watching giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and warthog all stop for a drink.  It was peaceful and serene; one of those places that cause you to lose track of time.  At one point a group of zebra came for some refreshment, including a very young foal.  I watched them for some time before capturing this photo.  I'm happy with the way it came out.  I felt the composition was balanced around the foal and I was happy with the reflection as well.  

Shot on my 5D Mk3 using Canon's new 500mm f/4 Mk2.

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