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
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing !

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#2

White Ibis

White Ibis

James Shadle Report

robertmcternan
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

rebel spotted

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#6

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Joel Sartore Report

DollyPetrin-Court
Community Member
5 years ago

My favorite <3

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#7

Pronghorns in Canada

Pronghorns in Canada

Joel Berger Report

NatashaHart
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Kudrat ....

#9

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

Monarch Butterflies In Mexico

pendens proditor Report

Hpster_Panda
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#13

Christmas Island Red Crabs

Christmas Island Red Crabs

Max Orchard Report

Hpster_Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Christmas Island… Cool name!

#14

Golden Jellyfish In Palau

Golden Jellyfish In Palau

National Geographic Report

AnastasiaKukina
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
5 years 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
Community Member
4 years 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
Community Member
5 years ago

Wonderful, amazing animals!

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#19

Springbok, Namibia

Springbok, Namibia

Guido Report

DanielaInderbitzin
Community Member
5 years ago

seriously??? NOT roan antelope, springbuck!

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#20

Locusts In Madagascar

Locusts In Madagascar

Michele Martinelli Report

lemonhead
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#21

Ladybirds Moving To The Seaside In Blokhus, Denmark

Ladybirds Moving To The Seaside In Blokhus, Denmark

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Community Member
5 years ago

Quite the experience: one day, the beach was completely invaded by ladybugs, flying and sitting everywhere - even on my camera and dress.

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#22

Wildebeests, Kenya

Wildebeests, Kenya

Sergey Agapov Report

AnnRoberts
Community Member
5 years ago

Lion King anyone?

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#23

The Great Snow Geese In Canada

The Great Snow Geese In Canada

Toni Chowdhury Report

TraceyMartens
Community Member
5 years ago

Living in Canada, this picture could be taken outside anywhere of the Canadian geese. There are THAT many.

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#24

Red Crowned Cranes in Israel

Red Crowned Cranes in Israel

Liron Hamelnick Report

YasmineChandid
Community Member
5 years ago

There's no such thing as israel, it's called colonized Palestine .

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#25

May-fly Swarm In Hungary, River Tisza

May-fly Swarm In Hungary, River Tisza

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Karen O'Hare
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#26

Shark Wall In Fakarava

Shark Wall In Fakarava

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#27

Sandpipers, Canada

Sandpipers, Canada

John Stager Report

Lois Rodriguez
Community Member
5 years ago

very nice this wild Live but if we are seriously there is something not longer exists

#28

Sparrows In Berlin, Germany.

Sparrows In Berlin, Germany.

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#29

Mayfly Swarming On River Tisza, (hungary)

Mayfly Swarming On River Tisza, (hungary)

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#30

Sandhill Cranes Platte River, Ne

Sandhill Cranes Platte River, Ne

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#31

Carribou Migration, Canada

Carribou Migration, Canada

GoogleImages Report

#32

Moorhens In Winter Time At Lake Balaton

Moorhens In Winter Time At Lake Balaton

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#33

Grayling In Yukon, Canada

Grayling In Yukon, Canada

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#34

Sockeye Salmon, Canada

Sockeye Salmon, Canada

GoogleImages Report

#35

Sand Hill Cranes Leaving Palmer, Alaska

Sand Hill Cranes Leaving Palmer, Alaska

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