Still Learning To See

“I’m watching you!”

Another delight of this trip to Botswana was watching hippos watching us! These critters kept us awake at night with their vocalizations, left piles of poop in the pathways for us to step over in the morning, roared at us when we came close and everywhere we went kept an eye on us.

Even the smallest of watering holes or ponds seemed to have one or more of these massive beasts in residence. To see them out of the water might be akin to seeing a car parked in your kitchen—both the size and presence seemingly impossible!

This entry was published on February 21, 2014 at 8:46 am. It’s filed under Africa, Botswana, Ecosystem, John Snell, Photograph, Water and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on ““I’m watching you!”

  1. Oh my stars and garters, as my Granny would say! These are incredible pictures–especially considering that: “The hippo is extremely unpredictable, making it the most dangerous mammal in Africa.” (National Geographic). So glad you could get these amazing shots and not be attacked, whew 🙂

  2. Marti Snell on said:

    Perfect selections John. Hippos made me chuckle the whole trip with you and friends, but that was just my tendency to anthropomorphize them. You are right Julia, they are very big wild animals intent on staying alive. Marti Snell

  3. what a fine display of hippo photos.

  4. Great photos of these terrific animals.

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