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Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi). Aside from herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, the crater is home to the “big five” of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. The crater plays host to almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa, with an estimated 25 000 animals within the crater.
This large hippo pool in the crater, had at least 35-40 adults and babies.
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa
Nikon D70, Nikkor 24-120 mm at 120 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 10, ISO 800
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