While seeing an animal in the wild can be fun, seeing thousands of them migrating is mesmerizing and awe-inspiring. These awesome wildlife photos will show you just how amazing of a sight a migration can be!


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Every year, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and other animals around the world migrate for various reasons. How they know when and where to go? Although seasons and temperatures seem to be the most important factor, the whole mechanism is not yet clearly understood. Migration yields things not usually seen - tree branches bending from the weight of butterflies, birds, flying from Alaska to New Zealand without stopping. Also animals don't always just travel across the map, either - some fish migrate to different depths!

If you've captured a photo of an animal migration or of a migratory animal, we'd love to see it in this list as well. And don't forget to vote for your favorites, either!

#1 "50 Shades of Ray" in Baja, Mexico

"50 Shades of Ray" in Baja, Mexico

Eduardo Lopez Negrete Report

AndiHornok 1 year ago

amazing !

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#2 White Ibis

White Ibis

James Shadle Report

robertmcternan 1 year ago

Wow truly stunning.

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#3 Greater Flamingoes In Yucatán Peninsula

Greater Flamingoes In Yucatán Peninsula

Robert B. Haas Report

DavidFournier 1 year ago

Rote that clockwise and it looks like a duck!

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#4 Fireflies In Japan

Fireflies In Japan

Kei Nomiyama Report

lemonhead 1 year ago

fireflies migrate????

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#5 Munk's Devil Rays In Baja, Mexico

Munk's Devil Rays In Baja, Mexico

Florian Schulz Report

AdrienneLouiseSalvo 1 year ago

rebel spotted

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#6 Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Joel Sartore Report

DollyPetrin-Court 1 year ago

My favorite <3

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#7 Pronghorns in Canada

Pronghorns in Canada

Joel Berger Report

NatashaHart 1 year ago

This looks like they are running through the clouds. Stunning.

#8 White Pelicans In Mississippi

White Pelicans In Mississippi

Annie Griffiths Report

DaljitSingh 1 year ago

Kudrat ....

#9 Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

pendens proditor Report

Hpster_Panda 1 year ago

They are so beautiful, i wish I lived in Mexico!

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#10 Walruses In Svalbard

Walruses In Svalbard

National Geographic Report

Timm 1 year ago

Brilliant

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#11 Red Crowned Cranes Above Hula Lake, Israel

Red Crowned Cranes Above Hula Lake, Israel

Ido Meirovich Report

ShaheenNassar 1 year ago

Its pronounced 'Palestine'

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#12 The Great Migration Of The Wildebeest Over The Mara River In Northern Serengeti

The Great Migration Of The Wildebeest Over The Mara River In Northern Serengeti

Nicole Cambré Report

guess 1 year ago

......... the lion king ..................

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#13 Christmas Island Red Crabs

Christmas Island Red Crabs

Max Orchard Report

Hpster_Panda 1 year ago

Christmas Island… Cool name!

#14 Golden Jellyfish In Palau

Golden Jellyfish In Palau

National Geographic Report

AnastasiaKukina 1 year ago

In reality water is green, and jellyfish - orange

#15 Spawn In Taylor Creek, California, USA

Spawn In Taylor Creek, California, USA

Joe Chan Report

Leonard Indrayana 1 year ago

salmon's right?

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#16 African Buffaloes

African Buffaloes

Luo Hong Report

#17 Butterflies In Tucabaca, Bolivia

Butterflies In Tucabaca, Bolivia

Steffen Reichle Report

Zoeyangelina 11 months ago

I have no words but <3 ♡♡♡♡♡

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#18 Fruit Bats in Zambia

Fruit Bats in Zambia

Will Burrard-Lucas Report

Leslie Cully 1 year ago

Wonderful, amazing animals!

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#19 Springbok, Namibia

Springbok, Namibia

Guido Report

DanielaInderbitzin 1 year ago

seriously??? NOT roan antelope, springbuck!

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#20 Locusts In Madagascar

Locusts In Madagascar

Michele Martinelli Report

lemonhead 1 year ago

locusts destroy everything they eat.... I feel bad for all the people who have to go through that every year.