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!

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 3 years ago

amazing !

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#2 White Ibis

White Ibis

James Shadle Report

robertmcternan 3 years ago

Wow truly stunning.

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#3 Greater Flamingoes In Yucatán Peninsula

Greater Flamingoes In Yucatán Peninsula

Robert B. Haas Report

DavidFournier 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

rebel spotted

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#6 Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Joel Sartore Report

DollyPetrin-Court 3 years ago

My favorite <3

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#7 Pronghorns in Canada

Pronghorns in Canada

Joel Berger Report

NatashaHart 3 years ago

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

#8 White Pelicans In Mississippi

White Pelicans In Mississippi

Annie Griffiths Report

DaljitSingh 3 years ago

Kudrat ....

#9 Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

pendens proditor Report

Hpster_Panda 3 years 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 3 years ago

Brilliant

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