20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hippo Sunset

We were canoeing through the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe late in the afternoon when we spotted a group of submerged Hippos. As the light started to fade the clouds started to reflect some sunset colors. With just a bunch of small heads in the distance the scene was a bit boring until one Hippo rose up and made a big yawn.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Zimbabwe
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Bill Klipp
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