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Hippo Bliss

By rontear  
Our first camp at Mikambi, beside the Kafue river. Directly beneath the resturant area, a Hippo. This individual was a male, expelled from the pod by the resident male his life may have been as a wanderer. It even managed to visit the resturant on occasions !! Apparently accepted by the management of the camp, he was around our tent most evenings !!

Tags: River Hippo Large Vegetation Wildlife and nature Skin colour

Voters: debu, RonnieAG, mannypr and 32 more

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debu 8 India
13 Nov 2012 12:21AM
Nicely captured.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Nov 2012 12:25AM
Interesting narrative behind this shot, and an interesting POV looking down on the animal.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 4:26AM
Not too sure I would want to come across him in the dark Ron
a lovely captured image of him..chilling out
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Nov 2012 4:54AM
Excellent photo of one very content Hippo ! Well taken Smile
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
13 Nov 2012 6:49AM
Lovely detail & information Ron.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 7:45AM
Delightful and you could say part of the management looking after guests.
13 Nov 2012 7:57AM
I like the front on viewpoint, makes him look quite docile!!!
Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Nov 2012 8:42AM
Like your pov and the interesting narrative too Ron
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:44AM
Probably the most unusual wildlife shot in your portfolio!
13 Nov 2012 10:23AM
Stealthily slipping through the water just his nose and eyes above the water, forgetting that he has a huge body coming along behind. A tremendous POV making this a grand and wonderful animal image Ron.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Nov 2012 10:47AM
What a lovely happy hippo picture. Super viewpoint.
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 1:16PM
I like your viewpoint for this Ron.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 4:57PM
Poor old chap - I do feel sorry for hippos when they're ostracised! Love your viewpoint here Ron! Hope his hippo noises didn't keep you awake at night! Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
13 Nov 2012 5:06PM
Yes, I imagine he is in bliss in that water, and he's found a kind of bliss visiting restaurants and camps Smile A semi-tamed hippo??

paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 6:55PM
All that river vegetation makes a good frame, like the viewpoint too, Ron.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:49PM
Like the viewpoint and the way you have left in the frame for himto move into Ron.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
13 Nov 2012 11:16PM
Thank you all for your comments and to Dougie for his award !! most appreciated.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Nov 2012 11:52PM
oh, I'm sure he is having a great time.. well captured in his natural favourite spot Smile

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