We’ve received lots of new, beautiful photographs – choosing a winner is going to be very difficult! Please keep them coming, click here to see how to enter: Photographers Competition July 2009. Today we showcase a fabulous shot of a Bull Hippo taken in the St Lucia Estuary. Stunning! (You can read up about hippos at Hippopotamus on SA-Venues.com or see the Hippopotamus on National Geographic).
Did you Know? The name hippopotamus comes from the Greek “hippos,” meaning horse. These animals were once called “river horses” but the hippo is more closely related to the pig than the horse.
St. Lucia Estuary Bull Hippo – By and © Trevor Harrison (United Kingdom)