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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
3 Jul 2013 5:21AM
I see you've met my Mother in Law then Tongue

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
3 Jul 2013 5:28AM
Both images are excellent
Potra 3 Venezuela
3 Jul 2013 5:34AM
These are adorable creatures! I am glad there are signs on the roads to protect them from distracted drivers! I had never seen one sleeping...They are totally cute!
Diggeo 3 13 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 5:52AM
A magnificent portrait V1 Herman. Good shots!
3 Jul 2013 5:59AM
You caught them at siesta time. Great shots. GrinAdeGrin

Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 6:00AM
Two great shots Herman, they look so endearing yet I know they are very dangerous animals. Brilliant - made me smile a mile wide this morning!
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 6:06AM
I agree with Mrsbass's comments, Herman: but totally at rest here and not offering anything in the way of a challenge, other than to capture them in fine detail and tones, as you have done.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
3 Jul 2013 6:11AM
Two wonderful images, Herman, I adore hippos and the family group in V.2 is just adorable SmileSmileSmile Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
3 Jul 2013 6:30AM
Morning Herman, sorry to hear today is the last day in paradise...days fly by when you are having fun....2 great images of the hippo...did you know they get a form of skin cancer from the sun. Big pink blotches appear on their skin. I know the feeling of having so many photos so little space...why do you think it took me 20 days to share my wildlife and i still have hundreds...are we not so blessed to have all this in Africa. Enjoy your last dayGrinGrinGrin
Two great captures but I am very impressed by the light on V1 with great cropping.
It creates a wonderful effect on this wonderful creature.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
3 Jul 2013 6:52AM
Holiday over so soon? I was looking for a long run here..

they look so cute!!!!! WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin

Quote:I see you've met my Mother in Law then Tongue

3 Jul 2013 6:53AM
Wonderful images Herman. Have to go with V1. Beautiful and quite cute Grin

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 6:54AM
two brilliant detailed captures herman super detail and tones v1 just nicks it for me today a stunner nice one Wink
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:02AM
Superb images Herman,

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:04AM
Two wonderful shots, but V1 of the sleeping giant is my favourite..
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 7:05AM
Fantastic images Herman - love them both but V1 so endearing - a stunner! Smile

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
3 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Two excellent images ,Have a great daySmile
pks 12 2 England
3 Jul 2013 7:23AM
great happy hippo shots well taken

widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 7:33AM

Quote:I see you've met my Mother in Law then Tongue

Reggie Perrin moment Ade SmileSmile They look like a very happy family SmileSmileSmile

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
3 Jul 2013 7:37AM
These are great ~ first smile of the morning Smile

tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
3 Jul 2013 7:41AM
Sleeping or otherwise, you have presented this dozer with the power they naturally have. Makes for a profound image. Super!! TG
3 Jul 2013 7:45AM
Those ears.....whoah!!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Jul 2013 8:06AM
A strong crop and excellent lighting in v1, Herman, a smile and a great photo.

footloose 5 1 England
3 Jul 2013 8:09AM
Excellent images!!!!!
Excellent Herman, really like V2,
3 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Wonderful - I love the family shot, so relaxed! Wish I could be like that - relaxed not fat!!!
RLF Plus
6 17 4 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:23AM
Wonderful images. I love v2...they all seem as happy as LarryGrin
Ray12 3 113 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:25AM
Really great shots H, looking at them you would not think that they are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, does their name mean "River Horse"?.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:40AM
2 super images of the Hippo's Herman, think V1 just takes it for meSmile

7 10 10 England
3 Jul 2013 8:45AM
Such contentment - enjoy what is left of your vac Herman.
3 Jul 2013 8:46AM
Fantastic images lmages HermanSmileSmile
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
3 Jul 2013 8:47AM
Super wildlife images, Herman. Well done!
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 9:01AM
Two excellent shots of these wonderful animals, Herman.

3 Jul 2013 9:42AM
I thought v1 was my mother-in-law at first.Grin

Two great captures
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 9:56AM
Two superb images Herman, excellent detail and tones, so well captured, like them both a lot

3 Jul 2013 10:04AM
Great captures Herman i love mother-in-law jokes! Grin
3 Jul 2013 12:06PM
Two superb images, Herman!!

Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
3 Jul 2013 12:16PM
How fortunate you are to see these amazing creatures in the wild. Stories I have read of them attacking boats in the river....they must be very frightening when they are charging.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 12:59PM
Good shots Herman.
Although it is not the prettiest faces I have seen !!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 1:38PM
Sleepy bliss!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 1:48PM
How wonderful just to witness Herman
and such a great two images
3 Jul 2013 2:33PM
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 Jul 2013 3:27PM
Amazing images of these "FAT" creatures-- They do look happy in their mud hole!
3 Jul 2013 3:29PM
Fat and happy. Just enjoying life and taking it easy. Both great shots Herman.........Sandy
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 4:05PM
Love them. V1 does so remind me of someone that I know.WinkSmile

luckybry 6 3 Scotland
3 Jul 2013 5:05PM
this reminds me of someone

3 Jul 2013 5:11PM
Super ralaxing Hippo images, Herman
Regards Brian
3 Jul 2013 5:43PM
It's a hard life, isn't it Herman. Don
Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 5:53PM
Two cracking shots Herman, i have only seen these in a zoo, but yours will be in the wild
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:02PM
Splendid shots and its V1 for me, but you look awfully close! Take care.
3 Jul 2013 8:13PM
When the bear had seen a rhino for the first time, he looked at him and then said sadly - what a happy buddy! I would love to take a sip of honey with help of such suitcase!Grin
Excellent work, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery
Oh boy, what an animal! Looks happy though !- Terrrrribly fine images Herman !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Jukka.
chensuriashi Plus
10 240 17 England
3 Jul 2013 9:33PM
Great to see what the SX50 can do...Well caught !! Chen.
Great shots Herman. Cathy
2 great images Herman
4 3 7 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 10:37PM
Two cracking Hippo shots. I am going for V1 tooWinkGrin
3 Jul 2013 11:52PM
Wonderful images, Herman!
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2013 1:06AM
Soo cute! Did you rub some sun screen on those lushious babes? Grin
Fantastic poses and "pink" details! GrinGrin
Regards, IB
Wow! indeed they are the fat family HermanTongue Great set, but I love V2, great workSmileSmileSmile

6 Jul 2013 7:30AM
Great images Herman - v1 is one of your best. A
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 1:20PM
Glad to make this one 90 Herman fantastic shots.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Jul 2013 4:35PM
that is a wonderful portrait, cropped just right!

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