29/04/2016 5:14 AM AEST | Updated 29/04/2016 5:14 AM AEST

Lose Yourself In These Colorful Photos Of Wildlife On The Move

See cape buffaloes stampeding across Kenya, emperor penguins gathering in Antarctica and monarch butterflies resting in Mexico.

Art Wolfe
Photographer Art Wolfe has traversed the globe to follow wildlife migration patterns. Here, caribou leave tracks in the mud at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's sometimes easy to forget the beauty of the world around us.

Art Wolfe is here to remind us. Throughout his decades-long career, the Seattle-based photographer and conservationist has captured some beautiful scenes of wildlife on the move in search of new homes, food sources and climates.

"I have flown in helicopters, microlights and airplanes, floated in boats and canoes, waded in murky caiman-infested waters, and snorkeled beneath the crystalline seas of the South Pacific -- always with the intention of gaining a perspective on the pattern that was being created by the wildlife passing before me," Wolfe writes in the preface to his new book, Migrations: Wildlife in Motionpublished earlier this month.

In showcasing the commotion and serenity of animal migration, Wolfe also wants to highlight the importance of protecting the world's creatures. Wildlife is "at the mercy of humankind," Wolfe says, and he urges his readers to take action toward preservation.

Take a look at more of Wolfe's photos below.

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