Every now and then we had to cross this river with our Jeeps to get to our camp. One day, on our way back to camp, we saw a hippo in the river close to where we wanted to cross. I decided to stop the vehicle in the middle of the river for the low perspective and just wait to see what would happen. The light was almost gone, so there was not much else we could do anyway.
After ten minutes or so the hippo decided it was time to show us that this was his river, and wildly rose his head out of the water to intimidate us. Hippos are very territorial, so it doesn't take much for this kind of behavior. It was exactly what I was hoping for and we all got some great shots of this impressive animal.
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