Tuesday, September 08, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " H "



Today is ABC Wednesday and what else could I do for the letter H for Hippos?
In the early light of dawn we were able to see a large "herd" of Hippos in a water hole.



This guy was huge and had the grunt to prove it.



I wanted to post this picture to show how close we could actually get to these huge beasts. This was the only time we were allowed out of our van. A Kenya Safari is the best for seeing animals in their natural habitat.
Be sure to enlarge the pictures to see the detail.
Go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar to see what others have posted for the letter " H ".
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55 comments:

RuneE said...

You have the largest H this time around :-)

Sylvia K said...

What fabulous shots! And how wonderful to be able to see them in their own environment! Terrific H day shots!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Olivier said...

belles photos de ce troupeau des hippopotames, cela doit être impressionnant de se trouver a coté.
nice photographs of this herd of the hippopotamuses, it must be impressive to be has cot

Paula Scott said...

Happy hippos!
What wonderful shots-albeit a long ways to go for the letter, "H"!

Reader Wil said...

What a great experience! Wonderful to see these fascinating animals! Thanks for sharing and for your visit.

Babooshka said...

They are actually quite sweet.

hip chick said...

Oh my! I have always loved hippo's.

Roger Owen Green said...

huge happy hippos at that

Vicki ~ FL said...

Wonderful shots.....can't believe how close you were able to get!

Beverley Baird said...

What great shots of a truly huge mammal!

Martha in PA said...

Awesome! I posted hippos too (Disney style)!

My ABC & Watery Wednesday

Granny Smith said...

These photos are wonderful! I agree that a Kenyan safari is an unforgettable experience. These are the best hippo photos that I have ever seen - National Geographic quality.

Janie said...

Hippos are fascinating animals. I've also heard they can be quite dangerous in the wild. I'm sure your guide advised you of a safe distance, though.

Joanna said...

Nice photos. Some day I'd love to see a hippo in the wild.

Tumblewords: said...

Great H. I think I'd like to stay in the van...

Hildred and Charles said...

I have only seen a hippo in an enclosed nature setting, but they are mighty impressive. These are great photos, - what an experience.

AVCr8teur said...

Hippos are fun to watch swimming underwater at the zoo. There are so hippos in your picture. Were you at the zoo too?

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. They are huge. HUMUNGUS : ). I don't know how to spell that and I am too lazy to spell check it. Great H! You never disappoint!

Jay said...

Wow -- beautiful!! I'm very impressed by your bravery. Hippos, I have heard, are some of the most dangerous animals, despite their cute looks and slow movement. I bet they can run when they want to!

Shammickite said...

Great shots, how wonderful to see these huge animals in their natural setting!

Kate said...

Photo safaris are such joyful experiences. Great choice for this Wednesday. I've been missing my ABC posts, but whenever I do, I go to your blog to see the letter I need. You are faithful and consistent about posting!

Ruth said...

I wish I could hear the grunt! It must have been spectacular being there, Sue.

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing experience. I liked the giraffes too! Your photography is really first rate.

Q said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful adventure you had! The Hippos are very huge....
Wow!
Sherry

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess hippos must be fairly safe animals to get close to. I didn't know that!

Rose said...

Amazing! I don't think I'd want to get too close to these creatures, though:)

kml said...

Wow - there are so many of them, and you are very close indeed! Sounds like it was a great trip!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This is a family of hippo having fun. Great shots.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Ha, ha! :)

Grace and Bradley said...

I thought Hippo is the most dangerous Africa animal, more than lion and water buffalo. Must be very exciting to be so up and close with them.

MedaM said...

Great photos and fantastic experience!

Hilary said...

What a cool creature they are. How wonderful that you got to see the things you did. Amazing. :)

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