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Still Yawning
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Published: September 18, 2010
After having slept all day, submerged in the water, one of the Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius) suddenly surfaced with a big yawn. He's a huge fella and weighs about two tonnes. Taken at the Copenhagen Zoo. See also:

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Image size
1600x1140px 1.31 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Sep 13, 2010, 2:36:17 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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sannwald's avatar
sannwald|Hobbyist Photographer
Great detail. They count as one of Africas' most dangerous species for humans. Impressive shot(s)!
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KeldBach's avatar
Thank you very much, Helen :)
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sannwald|Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome! :)
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Baher-Amin|Hobbyist Photographer
great angle and well done capture.
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks very much :)
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TAyami's avatar
creepy teeth ;A; love this! :D
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KeldBach's avatar
Glad you like it :D
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Phoebe-96|Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot, the water splash and the beautiful lighting really adds to the photo
and what a big gape, do hippos have different jaws to enable them to do this?
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Thanks very much. I don't know if hippos have special jaws, but they're obviously very flexible :)
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Phoebe-96|Hobbyist Photographer
yes, its quite amazing
and you're welcome :D
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JennyHaslimeier|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's scary! :-) Great shot.
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KeldBach's avatar
Thanks, glad you like it :D
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aldwarke's avatar
That's one hell of a picture. As soon as I saw it I laughed out loud (not at your photography skill I must add). It's just so ludicrous.
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KeldBach's avatar
Yes, ludicrous is just the right word. Glad you enjoyed it :D
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SMerle|Professional Photographer
It looks like this guy could swallow me whole. Wonderful capture!
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Thanks. He most certainly could :D
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