Masai Mara, Kenya
Nikon D4 & Nikkor 300mm f2.8 & TCIII 2X Converter, handheld
The day following a deadly crossing of the Mara River, this Hippopotamus seemed intent on driving away the feasting Hyenas. Following a brief standoff, it slowly retreated back into the water, allowing the scavengers to continue feeding. This image was taken from the opposite bank, and I used a teleconverter to focus in at the base of the cliff, cutting out the brightness of the grass plains above, to portray the darkness of the macabre scene. Settings: 1/640s, f5.6, ISO640
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