Every year, spurred on by the dry season on the African plains in Kenya and Tanzania, close to two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles make the epic journey from their breeding grounds in the southern Serengeti to greener, wetter grass on the northern plains during what is known as the Great Migration.
As the dry season turns to wet, they travel full circle back south. Year after year, governed by the seasons as they evolve from wet to dry and back again, this cycle repeats itself. Great travelers that they are, these migrants encounter dangerous predators and the kaleidoscope of wildlife on the African savannah along the way, from lions and leopards to elephants, dik-diks, and dung beetles.
African Odyssey: 365 Days follows the movements of these massive herds as they migrate across the Serengeti, with each spread representing a day in the life of the herds. Dramatic scenes are played out on every page, chronicling life and death in one of the most fascinating and complex ecosystems in the world. With its extraordinary photographs and text, African Odyssey takes you on an unforgettable journey.
About the authors
Anup and Manoj Shah are award-winning photographers and the authors of Abrams’ The Circle of Life. They contribute regularly to National Geographic, Natural History, Natural Wildlife, and Nature’s Best, among many other publications.