• Animal Migration
According to the dictionary of animal migration - the movement of living organisms is attributable to changes in the conditions of existence of or in connection with the passage of the development cycle. But how it is beautiful! Hundreds and thousands of animals, birds and fish gather in herds, flocks and schools and go on a long journey, bewitching photographers.
Africa: a white-bearded wildebeest migration. Each year more than a million wildebeest and about two hundred thousand zebras run for the seasonal rains to water bodies, bypassing the loop in the 485 km around Tanzania and Kenya.
Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean may seem tiny, but there are more than 50 million red crabs that make one of the most spectacular migrations. Traveling from the depths of the forest to the coast of the island, these crabs fiery red color in the size of a saucer struggle with fierce ants, once a year getting to the water and back again.
Falkland Islands: black-browed albatross with a wingspan of two meters to the ground plan for mating. They were closely watched by predatory southern phalcoboenus that all winter waiting for the albatross will lay, and hatch chicks. The female waits on land male to keep watch the eggs until it flies to the sea and come back with a full beak fish.
Christmas Island: every year millions of red crabs crawling over rocks and cliffs in the water.
Michoacan, Mexico: no monarch butterfly will not be able to do all the way migration from Mexico to the north of Canada and back. Instead generations make this trip to the baton.
Starting your journey off the coast of Alaska, the Pacific walrus, whose body has not been established for a long voyage, using drifting ice floes for resting and mating during the migration to the coasts of Russia and back. But in recent years the ice is getting smaller, and it is not enough for all the walruses.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming West. Previously pronghorns were many, and they proudly and freely migrated. Now this ancient migration supports a herd of 200 head. Their migration from the mountains to the valleys and back has always been difficult, but now it has only gotten worse since in their way any fences, boundaries, canals, and other obstacles that lead to the extinction of this rare species of ungulates.
The Sahara desert: rare elephants of Mali make the longest migration in the ground - 490 km around the heart of Mali in West Africa. The only way to survive here - move from one source of water and food to another.
Botswana, Africa: Migration of zebras in Botswana has been busy on the film to create a movie for "National Geographic". Many young mothers usually can not stand this long journey.
Mexico: one of the most feared predators of the deep sea - the great white shark - is also one of the largest migrant. It can travel thousands of kilometers in the open ocean, traveling each year from Hawaii to northern Mexico.
Azores, Portugal: sperm can travel over a distance of several hundred thousand kilometers from the ocean to the ocean. Traveling alone most of her life, the males every year sail to the Azores, joining the other, and then all together they go to the females, who are waiting for them.
Falkland Islands Rockhopper penguins red-eyed adults every day are sent out to sea and back to eat, and then climb the steep cliffs, where their chicks hidden from the winds. Three months later, the penguins jump into the sea again for the new season, and their chicks, trying to avoid the albatross will test its wings, flying away from the land on which they can not return in the next 10 years.
The mysterious whale shark - the largest fish in the sea. As ironic as it may be, but the survival of this huge creature depends on microscopic sea creatures. Whale sharks feed on plankton.
Upper Mississippi River Valley: white pelicans breed in North America and migrate south for the winter, before reaching Central America, flocks of 150-180 individuals.
Pacific walruses travel according the movement of the ice. As the ice expands in the winter, they migrate to the south. When he breaks down and leaves in spring and summer, they are returning to the north.
Jellyfish Lake, Palau five million jellyfish swim in the lake every day, following the east in the morning and west in the afternoon during the amazing migration. Nights jellyfish sink to a depth of 13 meters, absorbing nutrient-rich bacteria that are essential to their survival.
Michoacan, Mexico: thanks to new technologies the migration of Monarch butterflies before us in amazing detail. allowing viewers to appreciate their beauty and brightness.