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A few hours of the morning have passed, and the sun is slowly reaching its peak. We’ve been waiting on the bank of the Khwai river in Botswana since sunrise, watching hippos. Every now and again, these giants emerge noisily from the water. Luck is on our side today; the hippos are very active. They show their heads, open their mouths and are more curious about us than aggressive. I follow one animal through my viewfinder, after I discover he’s wearing the remains of some plants on his snout. I definitely want to capture this scene, although lighting is a bit difficult at this time of day. For a few seconds, the animal stands still, and I can hit the release button.


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  • Hippopotamus with aquatic plants. Khwai, Botswana. (Limited Edition)


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