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!!*Photography* Challenge Group!! Happy Holidays :-)

This group is all about Themed Photography Challenges

Hippos and Tapirs

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

As tomorrow I shall see hippos before I see more or less anything else, lets see some here, please.


Hippopotamus (full size or pygmy all fine)
Tapir (Black and white, brown, any breed)

In water, on land, in a zoo/wildlife park. I have a photo of feeding a tapir in Budapest Zoo, things like that are OK.


Cruelty (yes some people perceive zoos as cruel, that is NOT up for debate..

but I mean no animals in TINY cages, being hurt, hunted, ridden, used in any “sport” etc etc etc)

I can’t think of anything else to add for the “no” pile as really… is it a hippo? Is it a tapir? Answer no to either of those and it will not be accepted :-P

As close to straight out of the camera as possible please. No composites at all. No superimposed images. This is the photography challenge group NOT the photoshop challenge group. Thanks!

WORK THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, even if it originally started as a photograph!!


  1. as usual, please, no insects, arachnids, reptiles or butterflies – thank you!
  2. also, nothing that requires a safe filter, nothing that you wouldn’t show to your grandma or to a 5-year-old (I shouldn’t have to say this for this subject, but we had some surprises…)
  3. no writing on the images, this is still a photography challenge group, keep images with writing on them out of this, thank you (unless, of course, the writing is part of the subject)

Note: Please don’t be disheartened if your image is removed from the challenge, you can always ask us why that happened, but the usual answer starts with the challenge description – please read it :-)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s) that fit the theme, as many as they are. Every vote counts!

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge

Additional Information

  1. Please remember this is the photography challenge group :-)
  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Tuesday Challenge

Cover Image: It's such a hard hard life being a Hippopotamus by ellismorleyphto


The Top Ten

My TURF !!! by Carisma

My TURF !!! by Carisma was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • 'Harry' by salsbells69
  • Hi guys this is my pool! by jozi1
  • Hippopotamus by John Thurgood
  • Hippos in The Mara by Carole-Anne
  • Hippo by Caroline  Lloyd
  • Happy Hippo by Bine
  • baby hippo by sharon wingard
  • Happy Birthday, Lu! by AuntDot
  • Spring love  by Ana Belaj

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