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Hippos(Hippopotamus amphibius) having fun in the Skengwe dam viewed from the tree house at the Safari Lodge,Ulusaba,South Africa

Canon 7d and canon 500mm lens at 700mm 1.4x extender f 14.0 1/1600s iso 2500

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I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Toni

  • Thanks,Larry :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 2 years ago

    I think it is two females seeing who has the bigger mouth for gossip! So cute!

  • Thanks,not sure what they were doing but they were having fun for sure :)

    – jozi1

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    That’s a funny one…looks like they’re comparing mouth sizes! Hmmm….. hippo breath?

  • Thanks,AuntDot, they sure were having fun with lots of water splashing !!!

    – jozi1

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much,Mike for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • Mustafa UZEL
    Mustafa UZELalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you,Mustafa :)

    – jozi1

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    Perfectly timed shot and a brilliant composition. I’ve only seen hippos in a zoo so this is lovely to see.

  • Thanks much dilouise,it is a whole lot different seeing them in the willd :)

    – jozi1

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks,Ray :)

    – jozi1

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 2 years ago

    Amazing !

  • Thanks,Renee :)

    – jozi1

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Cool shot Tony.

  • Thanks very much,Mark :)

    – jozi1

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning capture and brilliant timing Jozi

  • Thanks much,Andrea :)

    – jozi1

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