Pets traveling in groups
• Animals traveling in groups
Large and small fauna representatives periodically forced to perform grueling journey in search of food, a better climate and suitable places for reproduction. Such movements are called migration and is an important event in the lives of many animals.
In the photo: The Great Migration of wildebeest - a stunner. © Keertana Iyer
The most common migrating birds. For example, Arctic terns - champions on movement range - twice crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the year along the coast of North and South America and come back. In 2015, scientists found that in the year one of these little birds broke the 96,000 km, that is, in my life it is able to fly a distance equal to nearly four trips to the moon and back.
But among mammals absolute record for Migration range established whale Barbara, having made a landmark trip that led scientists to rethink established notions about the gray whales.
The annual migration perform and insects. For example, the monarch butterfly in the cold period of the change to North America in Mexico and California, forest, flying in the same direction about 3000 km. It is interesting that while the roads have replaced several generations of butterflies and the journey turns into a kind of baton. Other traveler, butterflies, painted lady, you might come across in his garden, and they overcome to 5000 km.
Compared with the figures given distance, which overcomes every year hundreds of millions of red crabs of Christmas Island, just funny - just a few kilometers. But the crustacean the size of a saucer such a two-week trip become a feat. The purpose of the crabs seeking the best conditions for breeding, - the Indian Ocean. But the most surprising phenomenon of the animal world - the great migration in Africa, reaching its peak by the end of July. Several million wildebeest, more than two hundred thousand zebras and half a million gazelles cross the Mara River. And after the step following on rich pastures are sent lions family and leopards, hyenas and vultures flock - a delightful and quite dangerous spectacle.
Our today Pictures of the how a variety of animals, driven by instincts and collective consciousness, by land, air and water move in search of a better life.
The massive displacement of millions of antelopes and other animals due to the lack of food. © Eric Isselee
Every year they go on a long and dangerous path length of about 2,800 km. © Luo Hong
The autumn migration of bats takes place quite slowly. It extends from the middle of August to November. © legion-media
By the way, bats - very useful animals: one insectivorous bat hunting for an hour can eat up to 200 mosquitoes. © Will Burrard-Lucas
The magnificent spectacle. © legion-media
During the great migration is becoming a popular tourist destination walk in a balloon, it is clear why. © legion-media
wildebeest are the driving link migration - in the number of more than 1, 5 million specimens. © legion-media
Migratory flock of white geese. The life span of these birds can be 20 years. © legion-media
The white ibises. By the way, they are very fond of rest, doing it almost 13 hours a day, the other 10 hours they eat well, and on flights (not during migration) spend only an hour. © James Shadle
Migrating rays - it is very beautiful. However, not all rays migrate - those who are not able to live in the water, remain at the bottom. © Eduardo Lopez Negrete
Probably the most difficult on this dangerous road - crossing the river. Crocodiles have long been waiting for their victims there. © legion-media
And not in vain. © Gudkov Andrey
Predators may well cause panic among migratory birds. © legion-media
Therefore, the organization and peace of mind - an important part of a successful migration. © Gail Johnson
Moving Canadian salmon takes place in a circle. The fry are sent from the spawning grounds (Adams River) through Thompson and Fraser River to the Pacific Ocean. Next three years they reach the coast of Alaska, and then begin their journey to the Adams River. © legion-media
The monarch - the most amazing and beautiful butterfly in the world. During their migration such butterflies cover the distance of 2,000 to 4,000 km. © reisegraf.ch
The Pacific bluefin tuna spawn in the north-western part of the Philippine Sea (off the coast of Honshu, Okinawa and Taiwan) and the Sea of Japan. Part of a single population migrates to the eastern region of the Pacific Ocean and back to the spawning area a few years later. © Brian Skerry
The migration of red crabs in Australia begins with the arrival of the first rains - crabs vital moisture. © Max Orchard
Some species of pelicans during seasonal migrations are able to cover quite a long distance. In flight, a flock of pelicans is built in one or more oblique lines, each following a bird imitates the flight of the previous one, so the whole flock is usually synchronized flaps its wings and moves to gliding flight. © Grigory Ignatev
Gold Jellyfish Lake Palau daily follows the sun, which ensures its survival. © kickvick.com
Walruses make regular seasonal migrations. © Paul Nicklen
Hammerhead lives in tropical and warm temperate waters of all oceans. Summer makes migration and goes to higher latitudes, where the water is cooler. © Brian J. Skerry
This is what they are - migrating caribou © legion-media
Every year, in the north of Central Siberia wild reindeer overcome about 3,000 kilometers. © longtaildog
In winter, penguins migrate hundreds of kilometers in search of food. © kickvick.com
The beginning of the migration of elephants due to the onset of the dry season in June. Elephants are going after each other, the group is always headed by the most wise and experienced female. © Grigory Ignatev
Some colonies of flamingos constantly living on the same territory, but the majority wanders, flying a short distance to the breeding grounds or with a lack of food. © saravutpics