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Yaaawn!
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Published: September 17, 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:

Still Yawning by KeldBach   Final Yawn by KeldBach


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IMAGE DETAILS
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/800 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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Barbareola's avatar
Great timing!  You pictured the perfect moment!
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Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :)
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LSouthern|Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture!!! a rare one to see. love it!! especially that rush out water seeping out of its mouth!
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Thanks very much. I'm glad you like it :)
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Glad you like it, Penny :)
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Lost-N-Beauty's avatar
what an excellent shot... you must have  a lot of patience lol... which is something good photographers need when shooting animals..... and look at those teeth lol.... I always thought hippos were kind of cute... but after seeing the teeth... I will admire their cuteness from a very long distance lol.
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Sure, better keep a safe distance. Even Hippos are vegetarians, they're considered the most dangerous animal in Africa. Glad you liked the shot :D
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Thank you :D
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artfromtheheart92|Student General Artist
:O I've never seen a large mouth in animal other than a great white shark....
It's funny how people mistake them for docile creatures but I guess if you leave them alone they'll hopefully leave you alone :XD:
:D Really awesome closeup. ;)
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Glad you liked it. Even not a predator, the Hippo is the most dangerous animal in Africa. The one that kills the most humans every year. They have zero tolerance for anyone entering their territory, whether on land or in the water, and will attack an intruder immediately. You can't outrun a Hippo on land and if you're in a canoe on the river, you don't stand a chance to escape. So yes, better leave them alone :D
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Hermione75|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dentist anyone?
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Sealyanphoenix|Hobbyist Photographer
good lord, that is amazing!! lol. Great shot!!
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Thanks very much :)
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Sealyanphoenix|Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome!
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arphot's avatar
Great shot man!
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arphot's avatar
U bet . . . on all of them (LOL) so I don't have to respond ad nauseum :ashamed:
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Featured in my journal for the week! :nana:
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Thanks so much, Michelle :hug:
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mishkuu|Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot! i can see how a hippo can bite someone in half now..
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Thank you :D
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