It seems that almost every semi-large body of water in Kruger National Park has hippos, dams or lakes and rivers. And with all the rains lately there is water everywhere.
Hippos hang out in water in large groups called rafts during the day so they don’t sunburn causing their skin to crack.
When the sun goes down they haul their 2 to 5 tons of body and walk up to 4 miles to graze on about 150 pounds of grasses over night.
This makes them rather difficult to photograph as they look rather like boulders in the water.
On occasion more than their eyes and nostrils appear above the water like when they open wide which looks like a yawn but usually shows aggression, or sometimes play.
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