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Grasslands are home to the planet's largest mammals, but are particularly at risk due human population pressure, development for agriculture and desertification due to rising global temperatures. Grassland animals require space and many species, such as wildebeest, bison and saiga antelope, range over large territories and undertake impressive migrations in search of food and water.
Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) feeding on  Acacia tree, Serengeti, Tanzania - Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Maasai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) feeding on Acacia tree, Serengeti, Tanzania
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), males in fron of  Blue wildebeest herd , Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), males in fron of Blue wildebeest herd , Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) sitting, watching a wildebeest herd, Masai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya. - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) sitting, watching a wildebeest herd, Masai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya.
Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) on savanna, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya - Ann & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) on savanna, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd below stormy sky during migration, Masai-Mara game reserve, Kenya. - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd below stormy sky during migration, Masai-Mara game reserve, Kenya.
African lion (Panthera leo) male following a female, courtship, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. February - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African lion (Panthera leo) male following a female, courtship, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. February
Wildebeest migration on savanna {Connochaetes taurinus} Masai Mara NR Kenya East Africa - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Wildebeest migration on savanna {Connochaetes taurinus} Masai Mara NR Kenya East Africa
Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd running - wide angle perspective Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. October - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Eastern White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd running - wide angle perspective Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. October
Migrating wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) observed from a hot-air balloon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa. August 2009 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Migrating wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) observed from a hot-air balloon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa. August 2009
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) brothers hunting a wildebeest, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species. - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) brothers hunting a wildebeest, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. Vulnerable species.
Migrating Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and Common zebra (Equus quagga) Masai Mara NR, Kenya - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Migrating Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and Common zebra (Equus quagga) Masai Mara NR, Kenya
Grants zebra  (Equus quagga boehmi)  herd running, Kenya. - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Grants zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) herd running, Kenya.
Young male Lion {Panthera leo} sitting on top of termite mound, Masai Mara NR, Kenya - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Young male Lion {Panthera leo} sitting on top of termite mound, Masai Mara NR, Kenya
Two African lionesses (Panthera leo) hunting a herd of zebra near a water hole during the dry season, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February. - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Two African lionesses (Panthera leo) hunting a herd of zebra near a water hole during the dry season, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in the plains during the dry season, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. October. - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in the plains during the dry season, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. October.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing wildebeest. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. September. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing wildebeest. Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. September.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) walking near wildebeest, Masai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya. - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) walking near wildebeest, Masai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya.
Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.  Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa, August. - Jeff Vanuga
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Jeff Vanuga / Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa, August.
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd walking through savannah with Acacia trees, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd walking through savannah with Acacia trees, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Wildebeest herd on migration {Connochaetes taurinus} with Common zebra {Equus quagga} Serengeti NP, Tanzania - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Wildebeest herd on migration {Connochaetes taurinus} with Common zebra {Equus quagga} Serengeti NP, Tanzania
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)  coalition of five males looking for a prey, with herd of Wildebeest in background, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) coalition of five males looking for a prey, with herd of Wildebeest in background, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd with Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii) crossing river during migration, Serengeti - Mitsuaki Iwago
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Mitsuaki Iwago / Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd with Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii) crossing river during migration, Serengeti
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) attacking Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Serengeti, Tanzania - Mitsuaki Iwago
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Mitsuaki Iwago / Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) attacking Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Serengeti, Tanzania
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd migrating, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - Mitsuaki Iwago
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Mitsuaki Iwago / Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd migrating, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd migrating across Serengeti, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya - Gerry Ellis
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Gerry Ellis / Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd migrating across Serengeti, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd moving across Serengeti, Tanzania - Mike Wilkes
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Mike Wilkes / Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) herd moving across Serengeti, Tanzania
RF- White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus) Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus) Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Aerial view of Socotra cormorant nesting colony {Phalacrocorax nigrogularis} Hawar Is, Bahrain - photographed during making of BBC Planet Earth series - David Shale
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David Shale / Aerial view of Socotra cormorant nesting colony {Phalacrocorax nigrogularis} Hawar Is, Bahrain - photographed during making of BBC Planet Earth series
Socotra cormorant nest colony, Hawar Island Bahrain - photographed during making of BBC Planet Earth series - David Shale
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David Shale / Socotra cormorant nest colony, Hawar Island Bahrain - photographed during making of BBC Planet Earth series
Aerial view of Socotra cormorant {Phalacrocorax nigrogularis} colony, Hawar Is, Bahrain - David Shale
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David Shale / Aerial view of Socotra cormorant {Phalacrocorax nigrogularis} colony, Hawar Is, Bahrain
RF- African elephant family (Loxodonta africana) crossing desert landscape. Namibia, Kaokoland. Endangered species. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / RF- African elephant family (Loxodonta africana) crossing desert landscape. Namibia, Kaokoland. Endangered species.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) female and calves crossing desert, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) female and calves crossing desert, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia
Desert dwelling African elephants (Loxodonta africana) having dust bath in Damaraland, Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling African elephants (Loxodonta africana) having dust bath in Damaraland, Namibia.
Desert dwelling African elephant (Loxodonta fricana) bull standing up to browse  high branches in the dry river bed of the Hoanib River, Damaraland, Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling African elephant (Loxodonta fricana) bull standing up to browse high branches in the dry river bed of the Hoanib River, Damaraland, Namibia.
African elephant and calf walk across desert {Loxodonta africana} Kaokoland, Namibia - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / African elephant and calf walk across desert {Loxodonta africana} Kaokoland, Namibia
RF- African desert elephant (Loxodonta africana) reaching up with trunk to feed. Kaokoland, Namibia. Endangered species. - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / RF- African desert elephant (Loxodonta africana) reaching up with trunk to feed. Kaokoland, Namibia. Endangered species.
African elephant {Loxodonta africana} feeding on Ana tree, Kaokaland, Namibia, Southern Africa - Pat De La Harpe
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Pat De La Harpe / African elephant {Loxodonta africana} feeding on Ana tree, Kaokaland, Namibia, Southern Africa
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking in river bed in front of large sand dune, Hoarusib River, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) walking in river bed in front of large sand dune, Hoarusib River, Namib Desert, Namibia
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in desert, Huab River Valley, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in desert, Huab River Valley, Namib Desert, Namibia
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia - Theo Allofs
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Theo Allofs / African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) herd walking in dry river bed, Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Namibia
Desert dwelling Lion (Panthera leo) population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling Lion (Panthera leo) population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia.
Desert dwelling Lions (Panthera leo) resting by rocks, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling Lions (Panthera leo) resting by rocks, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia.
Desert dwelling Lions (Panthera leo) walking across barren landscape, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling Lions (Panthera leo) walking across barren landscape, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia.
Desert dwelling Lion (Panthera leo) resting in shade, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia. - Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Desert dwelling Lion (Panthera leo) resting in shade, population estimated at 90 individuals, Damaraland, North West of Namibia.
Desert lion (Panthera leo) radio collared  male, Kunene region, Namibia, Africa, May - Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Desert lion (Panthera leo) radio collared male, Kunene region, Namibia, Africa, May
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