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Hippopotamus closeup &quot;<br />
The hippopotamus is strong<br />
And huge of head and broad of bustle;<br />
The limbs on which he rolls along<br />
Are big with hippopotomuscle.<br />
<br />
He does not greatly care for sweets<br />
Like ice cream, apple pie, or custard,<br />
But takes to flavor what he eats<br />
A little hippopotomustard.<br />
&quot;<br />
from &quot;habits of the Hippopotamus&quot;, the start of it actually<br />
by by Arthur Guiterman  Antwerpen,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Hippopotamus closeup

"
The hippopotamus is strong
And huge of head and broad of bustle;
The limbs on which he rolls along
Are big with hippopotomuscle.

He does not greatly care for sweets
Like ice cream, apple pie, or custard,
But takes to flavor what he eats
A little hippopotomustard.
"
from "habits of the Hippopotamus", the start of it actually
by by Arthur Guiterman

    comments (3)

  1. fantastic photo, shows the skin off beautifully. Posted 7 years ago
  2. I love the mystical effect of an almost elvelike shot of a beast of raw power. It shows depths unseen. Well shot! I've been away a bit, how's the migration, better yet your holiday? Posted 7 years ago
    1. Just came back today from a wonderful trip, Ludo! I have a bit of catching up to do but a travel report and lots of photos are to follow :) Posted 7 years ago

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The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae . The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse" . After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Aug 20, 2013. Captured Apr 27, 2013 14:47.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO360
  • 290mm