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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:07 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: A dentist's dream, though... those back teeth... :lol:
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby oddesy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:16 pm

:lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:

Great Picture!, where was it taken?
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:18 am

Thanks guys, it was taken at the Matanbeni Hide.

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby JoyceW » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:45 pm

Taken in May
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:22 pm

Evening ice, well it happens more frequently than what is generally thought. Hippo are extremely territorial and become fierce when they have new borns with them.
I've seen a mother hippo give chase to a buffalo who had come to drink too close to where her little boy was resting. They can run very very fast and that buffalo was very lucky indeed.
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby neilyb » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:41 pm

Cant always decide which pictures to edit and use...so sometimes I do a triptych.

Taken at Sweni dam, this fellow was protesting against another males presence. Shame the fights were all pretty much under water.

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby adw » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:34 pm

This photo was taken in January 2010. The Olifants river was flowing strongly and whilst viewing the river from the high level bridge this mother and calf emerged from the river onto a small sandbank. The calf looks like it was only a couple of days old.
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:56 pm

SUPER COOL PICS :clap: :shock: Love the baby!
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:01 pm

Just found this YouTube-video. A hippo fight near Lower Sabie at night.
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby JEG » Mon May 17, 2010 7:47 pm

Lovely fotos Aat

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:35 pm

@ Lake Panic

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Re: Hippo

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Recently spent 3 - 4 hours at Lake Panic, which was buzzing with activity.

The most acitivity though came from these hippo's busy mating....every now and again he'd be chased off by another bull, just to continue again....

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The bull would press the female/cow down for long periods at a time.....and then every few minutes she'd just submerge her nostrils for a breath of fresh air, before he pushes her down again...

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Then he'd just show the others who's the man...
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Just to start the whole excersise again....
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Re: Hippo charges vet.

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:12 am

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Re: Hippo charges vet.

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:27 am

Wow thanks Imberbe!! :shock:
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Re: Hippo

Unread postby cptphotographer » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:44 pm

My son and I spent ages watching this old master of the pool in June.

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