Wildebeest in the Ngorongoro Crater lined up neatly.

Picture of the Day #1 – Wildebeest lining up in the Ngorongoro Crater.

These wildebeest were trotting in a neat row in the Ngorongoro crater, a 260 sq. km unbroken volcanic caldera. As this picture was shot on the crater floor, you’re probably looking at the western white-bearded wildebeest, more commonly known as Connochaetes taurinus mearnsi.

The wildebeest (also called the gnu) is actually an antelope. On the evolution tree it’s fits in somewhere between the cow and the horse. It’s also being referred to as the most stupid animal in Africa.

Photographer: Hakan Nyberg (that would be me, then…).
Country: Tanzania

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