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Boats on a Boat
Pedestrian crossing
Etna Eruption
Tourists with Gorilla
watching sunrise at pompano beach florida
Maasai Spear Throwers
A tusker's path
Maasai Silouette
Photographing Nature
Blurred view
Rwandan Hunter-Dancer
Hippo Mouth
In spotlight
An Elephant's tail
The Street Vendor
California Mojave Desert Sunset
Remembrance: Bin Barsat Barish is in Udaipur, it's gives a special moment
Smiling Silverback
Passion of ballet
The Crepe Maker
14th Annual Photo Contest
Hippo Mouth

Wildlife tourism helps preserve habitat of the animals being visited. It also employs citizens, which helps prevent poaching and turning habitat into farms. It produces minimal change to the habitat (just dirt roads and a few campsites and lodges) and allows natural behavior of the residents. Our driver stopped our Land Cruiser at a water hole occupied by abou 20 hippos. After several minutes of watching inactivity, this one opened and closed it's mouth several times. I zoomed in and shot a dozen or so frames at the giant jaws gaped wide and then shut.

TAGS: Serengeti, Tanzania

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States of America
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© John Beckman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2016, 1:48 a.m.
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