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Happy Hippos of Liwonde

24 Jul

The sun is shining and my thoughts drift back to gliding across the waters of the Shire River in Malawi looking for hippos.  Love the elegance of the palm trees!

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And we were in for a treat; not just lots of hippos but also a baby!

Hippo baby landscape

Baby was so cute 🙂

Hippo baby 2

Hippo bank

Loved the way they snooze and then splash around….

Hippo fun

The way the oxpeckers sit on their back…

Hippo favourite

The way they pose for their portrait…..

Hippo portrait (2)

And the way they dive in the water… Ready?

Hippo landscape

Steady

Hippo splash

GO!!!!!

Hippo tsunami

That was like a Tsunami!!

Peeping hippo

Peepo 🙂

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1 Comment

Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Animals

 

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One response to “Happy Hippos of Liwonde

  1. Wildlife TV

    July 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Some fantastic photos. It’s nice to see some full body shots of hippos, it’s usually just a case of glimpsing the top of their heads as they come up to breathe!
    -Nick

     

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