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Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius

Description:

Hippos spend their days in the water to keep cool but come out to graze at night.

Habitat:

Serengeti, Tanzania

Notes:

I spent about half an hour watching this hippo in the hope of getting a decent shot of him yawning!

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33 Comments (1–25)

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Thank you Liam & clloyd!

clloyd98
clloyd98 5 years ago

These photos show the natural beauty of our world. It's sad that it's fading away.....

liam.versavel
liam.versavel 5 years ago

O my god

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Env!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Hahaha!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

Say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thank you for your kind comments Neil & Sergio!
Johan, you are right they are very dangerous - here is an interesting link http://goafrica.about.com/od/africasafar...

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

One of the most dangerous animals in Africa killing ±100 - 150 people a year. Always remember, they ARE wild animals.

Beautiful photos Karen.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Wow, Karen, what a great achievement. Congratulations, it IS a great photo.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 7 years ago

Awesome Karen! Congratulations on earning National Geographic Spotting of the Week achievement! Well deserved.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thank you Outdoor Imagery!
Vipin, yes they are enormous!

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 7 years ago

My God..!!
So huge..!!! :-)

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Apple!

Apple
Apple 7 years ago

Brilliant!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Carol & Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wow! what a incredible series Karen

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Open wide! HA! This is just great. Before I joined Project Noah! Congrats Karen.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I like that because it contained its spectacular eye also.!!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish - they are out of sequence as the first photo should actually be #4 as it was the culmination of a nice slow leisurely yawn!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Great spotting...
4th picture is very nice...

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Congratulations.

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 8 years ago

Superb!

peter
peter 8 years ago

Congrats Karen, your photo was chosen as spotting of the week by National Geographic!

http://www.facebook.com/natgeo/posts/180...

OswaldParoHooper
OswaldParoHooper 8 years ago

Amazing

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Mara, Tanzania

Lat: -2.42, Long: 34.69

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 18, 2011

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