13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
At the bottom of Lake Tanganyika

From a boat on Lake Tanganyika I spotted the female hippopotamus walking along the lakebed, she was hiding her baby behind her and quickly moved out of sight. We moved away not to disturb them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Mahale, Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Martha van Tonder