Hairy Eared Hippo

Hippopotamus, Queen Elizabeth National Park, UgandaThis lovely beast isn’t actually called a hairy-eared hippo, but he/she is quite obviously a hippo with rather hairy ears. I photographed him/her in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Hippos, of course, are herbivores but still have the reputation of being among the most deadly animals in Africa due to their territorial aggression.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 340mm) ISO 400, f/6.3 at 1/1600th of a second

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  1. Sue April 20, 2017 at 12:30 am #

    No doubt this hippo would be considered handsome or beautiful to another hippo.

  2. Peter Butterfield April 20, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    —– Like Mao in Yangtze
    —– Gender obscured modestly
    —– Not for trifling.

  3. GH April 20, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    More click bait in your title. It worked.

  4. Rachel Bellenoit April 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    Ha! Love the composition which emphasizes the ears and eyes!