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.
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