20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hippo Mud Bath

This shot took a lot of patience, as the mud pool was filled with mostly sleeping hippos. Every once and a while, one would stir, creating a chain reaction of movement and shuffling. Key to getting a good shot was to be quick, as any movement by these muddy-looking boulders was short-lived.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Bill Klipp