Common Hippopotamus - Mammals

Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - three fighting hippoes sunset Luangwa
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Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)  The king of the lagoon personally embedded himself in between two fighting hippopotamuses and very quickly calmed both of them down... One more photo followed when the shadows swung over the still snorting hippos... 100% timing and luck...
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camera:NIKON D200
lens:Sigma 120-300 mm F2.8 APO EX DG IF HSM
extender:Sigma APO 2.0 EX DG
focal length:480 mm
exposure time:1/640 s
aperture:5.6
stativ:GITZO 1541T + MA 322RC 2
ISO:400
location:South Luangwa, Zambia
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