In the south of the Serengeti ecosystem the soil is regularly renewed by volcanic ash, this helps to produce some of the richest grassland in Africa. Ndutu is in the heart of this area and it is here that the Wildebeest give birth to their calves as the rich grass helps them to produce sufficient milk. But the Wildebeest herds do not pause and calves have to be walking within a few minutes of birth and running soon after. These images were taken round Ndutu in February and attempt to give a glimpse into the lives and deaths of these remarkable animals.

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