DAILY PHOTO: Napping Hippos

Taken in April of 2017 on the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia


DAILY PHOTO: Amphibious Hippo

Taken in April 2017 at Chobe NP in Botswana



DAILY PHOTO: Big Beasts Wading in the Marsh

Taken on June 26, 2017 at Amboseli National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Floating the Zambezi

Taken on June 18, 2017 on the Zambezi River (Zambian side)


Shore scene


Crocodile on the shore


Hippopotamus in the water



POEM: The Hippo


The Hippo never took an oath

to watch its weight or check its growth.

Hungry, Hungry, it is in deed.

Five hours per day it’s known to feed.

The Greeks called it the river horse.

A horse that’s not a horse, of course, [of course.]

Hippos do like rivers, though they don’t float.

Submerged below, they’ll wreck your boat.

Where else can one find two tons of fun?

But careful, don’t think them too fat to run.

They’ve been clocked at 30 miles per hour,

and there’s scarcely a thing they won’t devour.