Kenya - Jeff Henry Photography
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Just Above the Water

Just Above the Water

I loved photographing the hippos while in Africa. They look so peaceful, but are actually one of the more dangerous animals in the world. And, while in the water, their massive size is hidden, as they keep most of their body underwater, while just their eyes appear to float just above the surface.

But, every once in a while, one of the hippos would rear up, rise far out of the water, and open their mouth wide. The sign was ominous and clear: this animal could do some serious damage!

This small group of hippos congregated in a small tributary of the local river, and we went there one evening to view and photograph them. It was simply amazing to watch and photograph them from a distance.

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