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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-19
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 400mm L 5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania 08
Theme(s): Favorite Animals and Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-17 14:22
Viewed: 2728
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at Hippo pool, Serengeti national park.

From Wikipedia:
The hippopotamus is recognizable for its barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, hairless body, stubby legs and tremendous size. It is similar in size to the White Rhinoceros; only elephants are consistently larger. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been clocked at 30 mph (48 km/h) while running short distances, faster than an olympic sprinter. The hippopotamus is among the most dangerous and aggressive of all animals, and are thought to be Africa's most dangerous animal. There are an estimated 125,000 to 150,000 hippos remaining throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, of which Zambia (40,000) and Tanzania (20,000-30,000) have the largest populations. They are still threatened by poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth, and by habitat loss.

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Nice shot,funny picture.
Well done
Ciao Francesco

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  • codge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 10 N: 69] (621)
  • [2008-03-17 15:19]

Great capture,Very unusual angle, i've been trying to get my wife and sister in law to pose for me but i see you beat me to it.

OK lenka; you made your point:)
A very funny capture with great details and lighting!!!

I have added this one to my theme. This is GREAT! Also a bit of an ego boost, next to them I'm not doing too bad :) TFS

funny title for a great photo, makes me laughing so much! I think i will never again complain....

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-03-30 13:29]

Hilarious capture. Only the tails and ears give them away. The rock in the FG is a funny comparison too. Well seen and captured. TFS. K2

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