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Hippo tussle

Hippo tussle
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-06 2:32
Viewed: 4570
Points: 4
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This was shot in a Hippo pond in Serengeti. Most of them were sedate and few making peculiar noises occasionally. There were lot of calves in the same pond who tagged along with their mother. After spending almost an hour when I decided to leave suddenly I noticed a fight between a mother and another Hippo. It was a fierce battle and the mother at the end managed to ward of the male. Territorial fights between Hippos are often vicious and fatal. They are unpredictable and considered as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

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Hi, Subhrojyoti,

you've beautifully captured a great moment. one can feel the energy and excitment from your photo. very well done. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hello Subhrojyoti,
Spectacular photo in good sharpness. The low POV is from a boat, I suppose? A pity is the distracting 'thing' in the BG.
The rest of the photo is very good.

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