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From Masai Mara

 

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sanjay

Perfect..Some of the images in middle are awesome

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JohnT

Saw this chap in Pilanesberg a while ago.

I don't think he was very well.

 

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Morkel Erasmus

Some nice images!

 

Can't beat the Chobe river for good low angle hippo shots...

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Morkel Erasmus

Hippos at Long Pool in Mana Pools...

Yes I was lying at the edge of the water. A friend was on croc-watch ;)

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Game Warden

Have you got more hippo pictures to share?

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Whyone?

Some more Long Pool (Mana Pools) hippo's and attendant surfing Grey Heron and Little Egret:

 

 

Long Pool is well known for its numerous hippo pods, crocodiles and hippo-surfing Grey Herons.

All 3!

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Set in a slight tree-lined hollow, and especially on a still day such as this, the hippo's deep resonating laughter is especially dramatic - it is a sound you feel as much as you hear.

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New to me this year was a Little Egret hippo-surfing - this guy was a star, leaping from hippo to hippo with gay abandon.

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Little Egret and one extremely content looking hippo:

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...and a recently (~24 hours before this photo was taken) deceased hippo between Nkupe and Chine Pool:

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Kingfisher Safaris

Sable Alley Campsite, Khwai, Botswana, June 2012

 

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Banoka Bush Camp, April 2013

 

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Hwange National Park, May 2010

 

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Treepol

Moremi, September 2014

 

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Kwando River, Mazambala Lodge, Caprivi, September 2014

 

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Serengeti, September 2005

 

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Ngorongoro Crater, September 2005

 

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AfricIan

One from Kwando Lebala, Linyanti, Botswana in November 2007

 

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Inquisitive Hippopotamus - looking to join us for Sundowners

 

 

And this one from the boat on Lake Nzerakera, Selous Safari Camp, Selous GR, Tanzania in November 2009

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Hippopotamus - all of this vegetation but nothing to eat!

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Geoff

An old shot. Busanga Plains, 2008.

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Geoff

Found a few more lying around on the hard drive.

 

From the Hippo Hide at Kaingo, 2008. Snoozing one minute, very grumpy the next...

 

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marg

hope this is enough hippo....Moremi 2013

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Tom Kellie

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Gaping Maw



Photographed at 2:40 pm on 7 February, 2014 in the Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 100, 1/1000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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We'd stopped to observe about 40 hippos sprawled out over sand bars and mudflats, both in and out of the Mara River's flowing current.



This particular hippo had been sleeping on the Tanzanian side of the river, so that this is one of my very few images of Tanzania, as taken from Kenya, aside from Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit.


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Peter Connan

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All these were taken in the Klaserie Private Nature reserve, with Nikon D7000 and 500mm f4 lens.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Peter Connan

 

Thank you for the very nice Klaserie hippo shots.

The 500mm lens delivers really solid results with fine color.

Hippos seem to often open their wide jaws.

I like the like copper-golden water surface color.

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Thanks Tom.

 

I spent two hours waiting for them to do that...

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Wild Dogger

Lebala November 2014

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Wild Dogger

When I open my eyes ...

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you´d better be gone!

 

Lagoon, November 2014

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Morkel Erasmus

Hippo playfight with an elephant referee!

Chobe river, Botswana (from a photographic boat)

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Tom Kellie

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Hippos at Rest on a Cloudy Afternoon


Photographed at 2:50 pm on 7 February, 2014 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 100, 1/800 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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The sight of a large number of hippos out of water, resting on the exposed sand along the Mara River was striking, as there were few in the water, the majority fully exposed and visible.


When a few stirred, they moved slowly, seemingly picking their way around those resting, so as not to disturb their fellows. They sniffed and touched, communicating in their own fashion, undisturbed and calm.

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Tom Kellie

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Lake Baringo Denizen



Photographed at 5:41 am on 9 February, 2014 on Lake Baringo, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 800, 1/800 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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Our shallow boat glided over the water surface with almost no draft beneath the surface, enabling us to approach stands of reeds or sedge where birds perched.


The boat guide steered us slightly away from the shoreline when this hippo was spotted. Highly aware of our intrusion in its bailiwick, it watched us until we'd passed beyond its home.

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Tom Kellie

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Yawning Hippo



Photographed at 2:51 pm on 7 February, 2014 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 100, 1/800 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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This hippo had been resting on the sandy shore of the Mara River when we parked on a bluff to observe and photograph.


It slowly got to its feet, unsteadily tottered before taking a few steps and yawning. I like this image as it reflects one of the basic actions shared by mammals.


As one who yawns when initially shaking off slumber, this has a familiar feeling. I'm not so different from a hippo, after all.

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Tom Kellie

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River Horse



Photographed at 1:31 pm on 21 January, 2013 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens + EF 1.4x extender.



ISO 100, 1/500 sec., f/5.6, 420mm focal length, handheld Manual Exposure.



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I've long wondered why the name Hippopotamus — ‘river horse’ — had been coined, as hippos lack the svelte athleticism of thoroughbreds.



Yet when I saw this image, especially considering the ears, it finally was apparent that ‘river horse’ wasn't a misnomer, but rather imaginative observation.


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Wild Dogger

Posing Hippo in golden light on the banks of the Luangwa river, South Luangwa NP

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