This picture of a hippopotamus was taken at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. There was not much water, and to me (not being a hippo) it looked quite dirty. I could not gather if this Old Bigmouth was yawning with pleasure, or actually trying to get the message over "Please please clean my bath!" :)
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corjan3 (2021) 2012-12-07 0:48
Never saeen one so covered in mud. Very unusual and well captured. Even his teeth are covered. Pity you did not tell us a little about the circumstances. Best wishes.
joso (2417) 2012-12-07 0:58
Excellent, strong crop, with just the white of the eye kind of lighting from the muddy scenery
very well seen and done, congrat!
CLODO (28482) 2012-12-07 4:56
Welcome to TE
Decisive moment for this yawning hippo, and funny note to go with it!
scroller (3407) 2012-12-13 14:00
I believe many of the members on this site can't understand how many hours you must spend in the national parks to be rewarded with a photo like this. A great contribution and a really great photo!