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#21 Serengeti - a pod of hippos

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 21 November 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Apparently the group collective noun for hippos can be a crash, bloat, herd, pod or dale. The word hippopotamus comes from ancient greek meaning 'river horse'. They live in huge groups and spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in the water. Although they look quite heavy and slow, they can swim and run fast. We were happy to be a distance from this pod.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 800 560 mm

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Funny photo. What flock! a big rally of backs

21 Nov 2018 6:06am

@By Marie: Thanks Marie, there were certainly a lot of them.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Frances, this is a magical and very special image! Wonderful capture.

21 Nov 2018 7:09am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

C'est une concentration incroyable pour ces animaux.Très belle composition.

21 Nov 2018 7:13am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A great composition to lead us into the frame, excellent.

21 Nov 2018 7:38am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, wow, wow !! Great view, indeed !!

21 Nov 2018 9:12am

@Hiro: Thank you.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Impressive !!!!

21 Nov 2018 9:20am

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

A bit crowded! Looks like they're all asleep ...

21 Nov 2018 10:03am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wouahhhhh.... impressionnant ...

21 Nov 2018 10:38am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Wow! That's a lot of hippos.

21 Nov 2018 11:47am

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

superbe prise

21 Nov 2018 1:23pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great catch!

21 Nov 2018 1:51pm

marije from ardèche, France

wahou trop impressionnant

21 Nov 2018 2:20pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Very interesting shot!

21 Nov 2018 2:26pm

Photon from Valbonne, France

being together as a community has it all.....

21 Nov 2018 2:55pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

What a great capture of these hippos. 5*

21 Nov 2018 3:16pm

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

Incredible & wonderful :-)

21 Nov 2018 5:34pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very cool framing. Excellent image.

21 Nov 2018 6:07pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


21 Nov 2018 6:49pm

Anne from France

Excellent, on se demande vraiment ce que c'est!

21 Nov 2018 8:23pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This is amazing.

22 Nov 2018 1:25pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Incroyable. Surréaliste. Très beau ! *****

23 Nov 2018 9:16am

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1/1000 second
ISO 800
560 mm