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Hippo's playing taken in South Africa at St Lucia

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Media ID 20110524124236251 
Fri Jan 28, '11 05:56AM
Uploaded By: Avi Hirschfield  

 

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Media ID 20110524124236251  
Date Fri Jan 28, '11 05:56AM
Comments 4
Views 1119
Uploaded By Avi Hirschfield
Aperture Value f//8
Date/Time Thu Dec 31, '09 01:01AM
EXIF Image Height 557 pixels
EXIF Image Width 890 pixels
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 417 mm
ISO 400
Make Canon
Metering Mode Pattern
Model Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed Value 1/1024 sec
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This is an excellent and very rare photo of Hippos. I have been to South Africa many times and I have never seen a Hippo do anything even remotely interesting. If I get to see them at all they are usually entirely still.

I Love the action in your photo! Great photo.

Hi Avi,

very unusual to see hippos with their mouths open and facing each other like this, I would suggest (from my experience)  that rather than the hippos playing, it is 2 males having a 'disagreement' about territory and the benefits that go with it... usually these are resolved fairly quickly, but if they do get serious, then all hell can break loose...

nice shot...

 Great catch, Avi!

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Sri Lanka/Northern California
Lovely action clicked for hippos, never knew hippos are so energetic Smile