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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hippos in Waiting

Riding in a Mokoro (a traditional canoe used in Botswana) through the Okovango Delta we slowly slipped by these much too close for comfort hippos in waiting. Hippos spend most of their time in the water even though they can't swim because they get sunburned so easily.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Guma Lagoon, Okovango Delta, Botswana, Botswana
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Jahnavi Goldstein