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Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:16AM
awwww..... Lovely capture, both giving you eye contact GrinGrinGrin
Diane
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
9 Oct 2013 8:16AM
Lovely detail and this made me smile.

Trev
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:16AM
This looks better than my images..
Magic work..

Dave
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:18AM
WOW! Fantastic capture of the most dangerous animal in Africa and yet they look so benign in this shot.
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
9 Oct 2013 8:18AM
What an adventure you've captured, Ann.
-=\Walter
paulknight 11 2 9 New Zealand
9 Oct 2013 8:19AM
Hah! A very relaxed and happy lot. Lovely!
fentiger 20 920 24 England
9 Oct 2013 8:26AM
FANTASTIC!!!

Albert
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:40AM
Heaven is a lovely wallow, smashing image.Smile

ivor
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:46AM
What a life heh?
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
9 Oct 2013 8:47AM
We have pigeons, they have oxpeckers. How lovely. Smile
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 8:56AM
Simply beautiful. A very well observed and photographed wildlife image which is stuffed with both charm and character...

Nathan Grin
Richsr 14 91 223 England
9 Oct 2013 9:02AM
Like the good details and timing too Ann
R.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
9 Oct 2013 9:03AM
An adorable image Ann, he looks so relaxed, even with the ox pecker perched on his eye
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 9:32AM
I shall be singing Flanders and Swann all day...






Moira
9 Oct 2013 9:57AM
Now that's the way to relax, Ann!
A wonderful image!

Richard
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
9 Oct 2013 10:30AM
LOVE IT SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 11:26AM
Thanks Moira - you've got me at it now too! Smile
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
9 Oct 2013 11:35AM
Excellent detail in this study of perfect relaxation. Grin
Joan.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2013 12:40PM
A cracker of a shot GrinGrin
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 12:45PM
Amazing image here ann.

Ken
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
9 Oct 2013 12:55PM
I picture you smiling while capturing this great image Ann. Birds will perch on anything won't they. Love this image.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
9 Oct 2013 12:58PM
So well detailed Ann.
Fine colours too.
Super shot.
Mick.
What a great feeling of relief when I read the caption.I thought for a moment I had missed a Hippo pool in Assynt.
Zambia explains all...
So many animals are preened by birds and large water beast by smaller fish. The doctors that we have but provided by Mother Nature for free.

A nice animal capture and different from the huge mouth shots we see so often.

Dougie
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
9 Oct 2013 1:45PM
Great picture Ann--sharp and clear and a splendid subject!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 3:18PM
Better than any other seen Ann
a perfectly captured shot
and interesting
Lillian
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
9 Oct 2013 3:27PM
Absolutely stunning capture Ann.

Regards

Trev.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 3:52PM
Excellent wildlife image Ann - especially with the passenger aboard.
Some cracking detail captured.
KateGrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
9 Oct 2013 3:59PM

Quote:...different from the huge mouth shots we see sooften.

Agree with Dougie, Ann. Good to see something different involving a hippo. Excellent image.

Malc
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 39 Wales
9 Oct 2013 5:06PM
Outstanding image full of character.
Alun
9 Oct 2013 5:37PM
Brilliant Ann, I'll let my UA do the talking Smile

John Smile
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 5:39PM
Cracking shot !!......lovely ensemble of these characters, with the bird a nice bonus !!
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 5:42PM
Fantastic Ann. They must have been very relaxed, they don't seem to be too fussed with your presence - no "yawning" to scare you off!
Alan
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 5:57PM
Excellent capture Ann, love the bird on the Hippo's noseSmile


Cliff
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 6:06PM

Quote:What a great feeling of relief when I read the caption.I thought for a moment I had missed a Hippo pool in Assynt.
Zambia explains all...
So many animals are preened by birds and large water beast by smaller fish. The doctors that we have but provided by Mother Nature for free.

A nice animal capture and different from the huge mouth shots we see so often.

Dougie


Thanks Dougie - made me smile!! I'm pleased you and Malc enjoyed this shot without the open mouth. That was something I was striving for but failed - so perhaps I didn't fail after all. Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
9 Oct 2013 6:59PM
A wonderful close shot, Ann. They seem to be as happy as Effrossini's billy goat.
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
9 Oct 2013 8:07PM
Cracking shot Ann - congrats on the Awards.
Brian.
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 9:05PM
An absolute gem Ann very well captured.
10 Oct 2013 2:19AM
Wonderful - I just love hippos, I could sit and watch them belching and farting all day long!!!
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 7:13AM
Me too Alex! Smile I have one shot which has bubbles around its backside! Smile
carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:15PM
Fantastic, Ann, luv it, a moment captured that will always bring back memories of your no doubt wonderful trip.
Well done. Wish I could give more than one award a day, this is well deserving.
Congrats on all your well deserved awards.
Darryl. x Smile
danbrann 17 640 17
10 Oct 2013 10:41PM
I think it has all been said Ann..Fantastic.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
11 Oct 2013 12:24AM
Very African !!! Ann, worthy of the awardsSmile
Ron
termite53 8 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 1:53AM
A first class capture
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
11 Oct 2013 7:24AM
Wildlife photojournalism at its best, Ann Grin

PERFECT timing and crystal clear.

Bravo!

Andrew Smile
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 8:29AM
oh wow! wonderful shot with an Oxpecker onboard too !
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 9:47AM
Superb wildlife photography.

Phil.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 3:36PM
now thats how to relax in the midday sun ...lol ,lovely image AnnSmileSmile
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
17 Oct 2013 10:29PM
What a wonderful wildlife image Ann, it must have been a real privelege to view them in the wild rather than at a zoo or safari park

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