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If you look closely, you’ll see the umbilical cord still hanging from this baby. Mom and baby were a long way off, well separated from the herd. The baby was taking his first steps which were very wobbly and spastic. Happily I had my camera on burst and just let it crank away, the quickly switched to video so I also have a short movie clip. The next day when we past the river bed the pair were no where in sight. (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Taken in Serengeti NP, Tanzania, Africa

Panasonic Lumix FZ100 32x


Featured in Indigenous to East and Southern Africa 8/26/12
Featured in Mozambique and Neighboring Countries 8/5/12

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    Congratulations, your beautiful work has just been featured!
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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    2012/08/05 2 Images per day
    Excellent capture!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    how cute! what an amazing thing to see in person!

  • It was amazing. Couldn’t see the imbilical cord with my binocs, so didn’t know how new this calf was until I got the pics home and into the computer.

    – Linda Sparks

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily10 months ago

    great shot!

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