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Odyssey on Serengeti” a Photography Exhibition Opens Proofreader: Charlene Johnson   Time: 2017-05-24

A photography exhibition by Cheng Jianxing, a wildlife photographer and author, opened in the new museum of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Entitled “Odyssey on Serengeti: Wildlife Photography Taken in 365 Days”, this exhibition was sponsored by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and Serengeti Culture Communications Co., Ltd, and co-sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines.
The ancient Greek epic, “Odyssey”, tells us the marvelous journey of the hero, Odysseus, who has been drifting on the ocean for ten years, finally returning to his hometown after going through untold hardships and surviving all perils. Like Odysseus, the 1.5 million Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus (Wildebeests) on the Serengeti Plain embark on a similar journey every year. On January, they gather on the prairie in the southern part of the Serengeti Plain and get ready for breeding. Later, they march towards the western part of the Serengeti Plain, march further northward, cross the torrential Mara River and enter the Masai Mara National Reserve. In October, they turn around, move southward and return to their place of birth after making a long journey of rapid march. This cycle of migration goes round and round and has never stopped in the past two million years. As the largest scale migration of ungulates on the earth, it is an epic of nature, an “Odyssey on Serengeti”.
More than eighty wildlife photos are presented in the exhibition. Many tourists visited the exhibition on the day of the opening ceremony. This photography exhibition lasts for one month and opened to visitors on the May Day Holiday. If you are a wildlife enthusiast or a shutterbug, please come to visit this exhibition.


Tips for traveling on the Serengeti Plain
Serengeti has a tropical savanna climate. It is a place suitable for traveling all year round. Ethiopian Airlines will soon launch a non-stop flight from Chengdu to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, which will depart from Chengdu and arrive at Dar es Salam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania via Addis Ababa.









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