Common Hippopotamus - Locations

Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - fighting hippoes Luangwa river sunrise
Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - fighting hippoes Luangwa river sunriseBlack-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) - sunset Yellow–billed Stork  (Mycteria ibis) - Yellow-billed Egret (Egretta intermedia (Ardea intermedia)) - African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer ) - Blue-headed Tree Agama  (Acanthocercus atricollis) - Gray Heron  (Ardea cinerea ) - Sacred Ibis  (Threskiornis aethiopicus ) - African Spoonbill (Platalea alba ) - Common Flapneck (Chamaeleo dilepis) - Nile Monitor Lizard  (Varanus niloticus) - Lion (Panthera leo) - lioness climbing the tree Luangwa sunsetYellow-billed Egret (Egretta intermedia (Ardea intermedia)) - Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - two fighting hippoes sunset LuangwaSaddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) - African Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer ) - African Spoonbill (Platalea alba ) - Gray Heron  (Ardea cinerea ) - Yellow–billed Stork  (Mycteria ibis) - Common Flapneck (Chamaeleo dilepis) - Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - hippoes with the flock of oxpeckersLion (Panthera leo) - Yellow-billed Egret (Egretta intermedia (Ardea intermedia)) - Nile Monitor Lizard  (Varanus niloticus) - Gray Heron  (Ardea cinerea ) - Common Flapneck (Chamaeleo dilepis) - African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) - drinking elephants Luangwa riverCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - three fighting hippoes sunset LuangwaGray Heron  (Ardea cinerea ) - Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - playing hippo Luangwa riverAfrican Elephant (Loxodonta africana) - drinking elephants Luangwa riverCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - hippo returning to water Luangwa morning oxpeckersCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - two fighting hippoes sunset LuangwaLion (Panthera leo) - lioness climbing the tree Luangwa sunsetNile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) - fish catchCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) - Lion (Panthera leo) - lion on a buffalo kill LuangwaCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - two fighting hippoes sunset LuangwaCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - three fighting hippos sunset LuangwaCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - fighting hippopotamusesCommon Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) - hipopotamuses in the water LuangwaLion (Panthera leo) - feeding lions kill LuangwaLion (Panthera leo) -
Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)  At 5:40 AM, I sought out by foot along the sandy bank, up stream, along the river-basin of the Luangwa River. At the confluence with the Luwi River, which was dried up, I planted my tripod into the white sand just a few meters from the water. About 50 hippopotamuses were watching me. I picked out two nervous individuals nearby, which weren't paying any attention to me. The sun was rising and so I made the exposure for which I came that morning...
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camera:NIKON D300
lens:Sigma 120-300 mm F2.8 APO EX DG IF HSM
extender:Sigma APO 2.0 EX DG
focal length:600 mm
exposure time:1/400 s
aperture:7.1
stativ:GITZO 1541T + MA 322RC 2
ISO:500
location:South Luangwa, Zambia
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