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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 7 India
13 Nov 2012 12:21AM
Nicely captured.

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 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
13 5.0k 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 10 91 223 England
13 Nov 2012 8:42AM
Like your pov and the interesting narrative too Ron
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1740 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 7.0k 30 England
13 Nov 2012 10:47AM
What a lovely happy hippo picture. Super viewpoint.
Nigel_95 Plus
11 260 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 1:16PM
I like your viewpoint for this Ron.

AnnChown Plus
7 202 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 9 620 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
10 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 6:55PM
All that river vegetation makes a good frame, like the viewpoint too, Ron.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 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
14 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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