The Many Moods of Hippo

Or at least three.

We saw them in both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and hippos are quite a bit more expressive than I thought.

There’s this:

The Many Moods of Hippo

“I’m big, I’m beautiful, don’t mess with me.”

The Many Moods of Hippo

“I’m big, I’m sleepy, stay over there.”

And this might be my favorite: polite hippo.

The Many Moods of Hippo

“Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there. Pardon me as I pass to join my friends who are cooling off nearby.”

That’s a glorious golden crowned crane, which I was grateful to catch mid-startle. More Tanzania images next week, so I’ll see you then.

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  1. Emilie Vardaman June 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Wow! Gorgeous hippos. Gorgeous. And the crane! Lovely shot. Thanks.
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    • deonne June 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

      Thanks so much, Emilie! It’s been a joy processing these photos because I get to relive it all. 🙂

  2. Beth June 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    Love these photos (and the captions)!

    • deonne June 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

      Beth, I’m so glad!

  3. Ron Hagg June 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    thanks for sharing these.

    • deonne June 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

      It’s always my pleasure, Ron! Thanks for commenting.

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