Thursday, October 27, 2011

Holy Hippo Fight!!

Unbelievable luck!  Our driver found a cool Hippopotamus family in the Mara River, and allowed us close to the most dangerous animals in Africa!  On foot!!  It was spectacular just sitting on the bank watching these huge animals enjoying the fresh flowing water, then suddenly, right in front of my nose, these 2 huge creatures pop up right in front of me twice!!

I guess this was a battle for a mate. One male trying to infiltrate an established group, so we all just sat there in total amazement, while firing hundreds of frames!  The whole thing was over in about 3-4 minutes. We could not see any evidence of damage, or injury... but for me, the whole thing was shocking!

Thanks to our awesome guide, Nickson, a great guy, superb driver, 20 years experience throughout the Plains of the Serengeti!  This guy can see through trees!

More images as soon as I can get the energy to edit, still baked from all the travel and excitement.  Special thanks to all my guests, we had an awesome trip!

take good care. (please click on the image to see the full size!)

D300 / 200-400 VR 

1/1000s f/5.6 at 220.0mm iso250

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1 comment:

  1. It's always fun to hear the story behind the shot - and what a great shot! Thank you for sharing this! ~Deb


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