Rowdy Hippo – Lake Baringo, Kenya – Photo

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This photo was taken at Robert’s Camp, Lake Baringo, Kenya. Robert’s Camp is a camping area on the west side of Lake Baringo, and due to recent heavy rains, water levels in the lake had risen unusually high. This brought hippos close to the shoreline. Late one afternoon, several hippos were being rowdy, with all sorts of aggressive behaviors between the males. This one male surfaced several times, 40 or so feet from us, and opened it’s mouth wide. I photographed it when it made a lunge at the surface. Hear more about Kenya and our travel experiences there on episode 347 of the Amateur Traveler Podcast.

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by Jack Jeffrey

Jack is a Hawaii base nature photographer specializing in Hawaii's native birds and natural history subjects. His love of photography and nature has taken him to share his passion by leading photography workshops and birding tours in Hawaii, as well as photography safaris to Africa.

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