Wilderbeast are pictured in the Maasai Mara, approximately 400 kilometres southwest of Nairobi, in this 24, November 2006 photo. The age-old annual migration of atleast a million Wilderbeast, among other species between the Serengeti game reserve in Tanzania and Kenya's Maasai Mara mainly in search of pasture, is now classified as a ' Wonder of The World'. The Maasai Mara and Serengeti and the Wilderbeast migration were selected as one of the new wonders by a panel of experts in wildlife and nature termed as 'the uniqueness of the area and preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony'. AFP PHOTO/TONY KARUMBA / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA
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A herd of elephants
A herd of elephants (Loxodonta africana) strides out beneath Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest snow-capped mountain at 19, 340 feet above sea level.
KENYA, Kajiado, Amboseli
A herd of elephants (Loxodonta africana) strides out beneath Mou
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World land cover, global map
World land cover, global map. This cylindrical map projection of the Earth shows magnified examples of the terrain and land cover. These include conifer trees symbolising northern forests, tropical trees for rainforests and desert palms, large mountains for the world's major mountain ranges, and wide, branching waterways for the world's major rivers. Colour indicates terrain, with deserts, ice fields, alpine mountains, and forests and grasslands shown in their natural colours. The map overlaps slightly at the eastern and western edges to ensure that all areas are shown in their full geographical context.
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