The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo is the third-largest type of land mammal. Adults weigh average 1,500 kg and 1,300 kg for males and females respectively. Zambia (40,000) and Tanzania (20,000–30,000) possess the largest populations. These specimens are sleeping in Sofiyski zoopark, it's open everyday from 9:30 am to 7pm. Source : wiki
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pajaran (50446) 2014-07-24 10:06
Interesantan tekst o Nilskom konju sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na niske konje u zoovrtu ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazan deo zoloskog vrta i lepa devojka u pozadini.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Nicou (119421) 2014-07-24 10:42
Quelle vue de cette hypo superbe et captage quelle image ave le personnage en fon de très beaux animaux.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (22751) 2014-07-24 11:31
A nice portrait of these slumbering beasts, the woman in the distance looks small and goes well to emphasize the size of these creatures. Though they are not my favorite animal, the ones you captured here look more photogenic than the ones I normally see, there is nice color in their faces.
Thanks as always
COSTANTINO (53669) 2014-07-24 14:58
Hello dear friend
here we have a different shot from you
showing those hippos
the woman in the distance looks
so small makin a dynamic contrast
have a nice time
lousat (74955) 2014-07-24 15:45
Hi Miguel,an excellent capture of these hippos sleeping under the sun,truly strange to see these animals out of the water in the day,maybe this zoo isn't the best..eehee....nice idea for a different pic.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (55252) 2014-07-25 4:04
Most dangerous animal in Africa, Miguel.
Most common opinion think that it is a vegeterian, though not being as lethal - but it is.
A bit too far from subject, yet we can appreciate it's size.
adramad (36921) 2014-07-25 8:15
Unos animales imponentes, que aqui se ven muy tranqulos, bonito fondo con esa arboleda tan abundante.
Buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Silvio1953 (119581) 2014-07-26 6:10
Ciao Miguel, great capture of fantastic creatures, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
imageme (1625) 2014-07-26 9:00
HI Gueguen, Nice capture of these animals in an original composition. I like the forest BG and the fence also provides nice pattern to the composition. Very nice light and tones. Thank for sharing
ChrisJ (95788) 2014-07-27 13:09
They look docile here but apparently they kill more people than crocodiles in Africa and are fiercely territorial. Good sharpness and realistic colour. I might have cropped some of the top to exclude the wooden awning protruding at right. Tfs!