Caption: Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) opens its jaws, showing off a formidable set of teeth, in a "yawning display", Tala Private Game Reserve,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Canon Rebel XSi 12.2MP); Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM with 2x converter; Focal Length: 600mm;
Shutter speed: 1/100; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 400.
Location: Tala Private Game Reserve is a small nature reserve near the city of Durban on
South Africa's east coast. A large dam on the reserve is rich in aquatic birdlife and is also home to a pod of hippos, one of which is displayed above.
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