The Great Migration unwitnessed

The annual Great Migration of wildebeest is a breathtaking sight that usually draws tourists to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve from around the world. It’s considered one of the most treasured experiences for enthusiasts of nature and wildlife; every year, around 1.5 million wildebeest – shadowed in separate groups by hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras – move in search of food and water.

The three groups of migrant grazers travel in a circular motion, eating grasses and then moving on, following the rains and the growth of new grass.

But with the COVID-19 pandemic hugely reducing international travel, this year’s migration is going almost unwitnessed.