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Hippo surprise!

Hippo surprise!

Marty’s photo of the day #2930: Early in our canoe trip down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, a hippo bit through the center of Deb’s and my canoe, lifted us six feet into the air, and—like a front end loader—dumped us on shore. Later, with us in a new canoe, more pissed-off hippos like this […]

Your Monday morning scream

Your Monday morning scream

Marty’s photo of the day #2835: For everyone having one of those Mondays that just makes you want to scream. (Photographed in Zimbabwe)

Canoeing with hippos

Canoeing with hippos

Marty’s photo of the day #2549: When Deb and I canoed the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, we passed roughly 1,500 hippos in three days. This wasn’t the hippo that bit through our canoe.

Hippo yawn

Hippo yawn

Marty’s photo of the day #2395: On December 14, I posted a photo of me looking through a hole in my canoe, after a hippo bit through it. Today, I’m following up on that post with a shot of a hippo “yawn.” When the hippo bit the canoe, it snapped the gunwale, which means the […]

Surviving a hippo attack

Surviving a hippo attack

Marty’s photo of the day #2393: This is me, looking through the hole in Deb’s and my canoe, after a hippo bit through it. If you haven’t heard the hippo attack story before, here’s a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, which explains what happened:   Deb […]

A hippo is in the way

A hippo is in the way

Marty’s photo of the day #2362: Aah! Another beautiful day, canoeing down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe! I don’t think I’ll paddle ashore here, however.

The hippo salesman

The hippo salesman

Marty’s photo of the day #2079: A young man tries to sell us a carved wooden hippo in Zimbabwe. (Yes, we bought it.)

Sure a hippo attacked me, but . . .

Sure a hippo attacked me, but . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2067: If you follow my posts or books, you likely know that a hippo once bit through the center of Deb’s and my canoe, lifted us high into the air, and threw us on shore. Few people have ever survived such a close hippo encounter. Even so, I love hippos. […]

Grazing Hippo

Grazing Hippo

Marty’s photo of the day #2131: Here’s a photo from Deb’s and my hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This was a photo I had to be very quiet about taking. Even though I used a zoom lens, hippos are very fast. Had he heard me approach and charged, I would have had […]

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