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Tale of a Polariser

By vickyf
Sitting in a hippo hide at midday in Zambia. Nothing happening, except for the oxpeckers doing their daily cleaning job. The light was rubbish, so I borrowed my husband's polariser, only to find it had dropped off my lens and landed between the hide and the hippo pool....whereupon the hippos wondered what was happening (V2), our armed guard, Charles, went to rescue it (V3) and the hippos, after their initial panic, started to settle down again.(V4)

Tags: Africa Hippo Zambia Hippopotamus Wildlife and nature Humour and fun South luangwa Oxpeckers

Voters: matmonty, mohikan22, Silverzone and 15 more

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
12 Jan 2012 3:41PM
gr8 set..V4 for me Smile

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2012 4:22PM
Superb set of images. V1 for the "cleaners" at work and V4 for the tender moment! Wonderful! Grin IB
12 Jan 2012 4:43PM
Brilliant set of images, love them!!

maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
12 Jan 2012 6:54PM
wonderful set
incredible animals Smile

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Jan 2012 10:16PM
excellent set. Amazing how they are watching you while you're watching them!
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 5:14PM
Super set and a dramatic narrative to match...

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