Hippos of the Okavango

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Hippos are a common sighting in the Okavango Delta thanks to the Okavango River that brings on ave 2.9 billion gal of water to the delta every year.

Hippos remain cool in the water by day and emerge at dusk to graze on the grasses.  They have large canine tusks and nearly hairless bodies.  With their tusks, they are king of the water and crocodiles don’t mess with them.

We didn’t see any out of the water so the only shots I have are of their heads.  This is a common scene.


And finally a close up.  See the whiskers?


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