I want one of these for Christmas…. I can’t help thinking of that dumb song whenever I look at my hippopotamus photos. We were blessed with the apparently somewhat rare sighting of a hippo on land. I guess they don’t leave the water very often. That one was actually along the banks of the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe. The other one was on one of our game drives in Kruger. These are another deceptively dangerous animal. At one point we had stopped in our jeep close to a little lake, and as soon as our guides realized there were hippos in it, they made us all get back in and they backed up a hundred yards or so. They are very territorial and aggressive.
If you enjoy my photographs please consider making a purchase. All of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to help support our friends volunteering at the Seed of Hope in South Africa which is a great organization really making a difference in the community. Every little bit makes a difference, even a small digital download for your desktop!