Every year, wildebeests in the African Serengeti head north, looking for better grazing territory.
And this year, for those of us who can't get to the Serengeti to see it in person, Kenya's tourism board is trying something new: live streams on YouTube and on Twitter's Periscope video service. Broadcasts will occur twice a day for 20 minutes, with experts who will discuss what we're seeing. (Video via HerdTracker)
The herd has to deal with Nile crocodiles in the Mara River and then one of the largest concentrations of lions in the world when they reach Kenya. (Video via Smithsonian Channel, Jim Griggs / CC BY 3.0)
After all, this migration isn't just about food for the wildebeests — it's an opportunity for the region's predators and scavengers, too. A circle of life, if you will. (Video via Paul Bezem / CC BY 3.0)
Broadcasts will continue through Oct. 5 on Periscope under the #MaraLive hashtag. (Video via HerdTracker)