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…).
Picture # at perfectworld.se: 15104
This picture is available at perfectworld.se – the website for professional travel photography. You will find many more species of animals on that site. Like penguins.