Deep Throat

Deep Throat

Hippopotamus  Hippopotamus amphibius

Images of “yawning” hippos are fairly common — but I particularly like the “sparkle” in this afternoon image of this wonderful creature. The “yawn” is, in fact, not a yawn at all, but a threat display and passive defence mechanism.

This image was captured on the Chobe River, near Kasane, Northern Botswana, Southern Africa.

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