Big Mouth Hippo

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Not sure if this silly river horse is threatening, waiting for the ball to come to him, or he is simply just bored with my company. It’s usually a threat to intruders, and Africa’s hippopotami are well known for being the most dangerous mammal to encounter. Surprisingly, this beast is supposedly territorial only in its waters, yet some will attest to vicious attacks on land, if they survive.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/350 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1250; 100mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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Fodder on the Trotter

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The Warthog is a particularly camera shy little beast, often caught dashing across the veld with tail rigidly upright, rather like a car aerial. Those tusks are actually enlarged canine teeth and a nasty defensive weapon. This member of the pig family is well targeted, for a snack, by all the known predators. Warthogs have calloused pads on their wrists from grazing on bent forelegs.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/2000 sec; f/4.5; ISO 320; 100mm)

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Hippo Chase

Hippo Racing_2018_07_27_1356The tranquillity of the pan, during the late afternoons, may sometimes be disturbed by the occasional hippo chase around the surrounding trees. This sudden burst of energy usually involves a dominant male and a lesser minion, and with 2-3 tonne plus mass galloping at 30 km/h, they are best avoided.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM; 1/350 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1250; 135mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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Leader of the Pride

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Occasionally, one enjoys amazing opportunities, and this was one of them! This male lion passed by quite close to the photographer’s location following his small pride. Clearly he had been skirmishing the night before, sporting fresh wounds on his shoulder and walking slowly, with a slight limp. This pride was apparently new to the area, not spotted before nor recognised. That may suggest said territorial squabbles with other lions, otherwise there is a cheeky lioness in the pride!
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM +1.4x; 1/750 sec; f/6.7; ISO 320; 338mm)

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Looking for Breakfast

Looking for breakfast_2018_07_29_2144A lion on the march, or perhaps looking for breakfast, before settling for the day. He was following a small pride accompanied by another pride male.
(Canon EOS 5D MarkIII / EF 100-400mm f/5.6 L IS II USM +1.4x; 1/500 sec; f/6.7; ISO 320; 338mm)

Picture ©2018 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

 

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