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Friday, February 4, 2011

Gigantic kiss reflected for all to see


Hippos in zoos are at a disadvantage. Their love-lives are there for everyone to see. Here their kiss is reflected in the rippling water of their artificial pool. People might think they look cute and funny, but the hippopotamus is actually one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa (Wikipedia). Therefore, we have to be careful when singing the old song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7xjjlUbpJ4

Posted for Weekend Reflections hosted every week by James at Newtown Area Photo.
To see the beautiful reflections caught by other cameras, please click

24 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

It is always fascinating to see animal behaving, even in the zoo.

Greetings,
Filip

Cezar and Léia said...

That's hippo, I mean, hyper romantic! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Sylvia K said...

What a great, fun reflection for the day, Kay! I always love the chance to see a mouth bigger than mine! And there are two!! Fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mara said...

The thing is though, I would only want a nice and cuddly hippopopotamus for Christmas. None of that dangerous stuff for me thank you very much!

joo said...

It's such a lovely photo!
Have a nice weekend:)
Joo
And big hug for Lindy:)

cieldequimper said...

Lol! Excellent!
I just loved your Skywatch photos, especially the third one which kind of reminds me of Washington State.

Sally in WA said...

Nice shot, Kay. And good info on the hippos.

Lesley said...

I can't honestly say I have ever thought of hippos as cute. I never thought of them kissing before either.! Great picture, though.

Dianne said...

wow! their mouths are huge
great shot

Leslie said...

I can't actually say I ever wanted a hippo for Christmas. Even a kissing hippo ; )

Kim, USA said...

OMG are they just playing or punching each other ^_^ Nice clear shot!
Weekend Reflection

Kay said...

OK... how do we know they're kissing? Too funny, Kay! This is great with Valentine's Day coming around the corner.

Lew said...

Not creatures you want to meet in a narrow alley!

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photo! I hope they brushed!

indicaspecies said...

What an interesting shot!

Really Rainey said...

That is such a great shot! I love water reflection photos! I posted on this Meme too. ;o)

~Rainey~
http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com/2011/02/weekend-reflections.html

Ebie said...

Hehehe, we need our privacy, please.

Boonie S said...

Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

All the best, Boonie

Gattina said...

OMG ! that's the funniest picture I have seen this morning ! I am still laughing so much that I forgot to look at the reflections !

Francisca said...

First, it's a great choice - and a fun post - for Weekend Reflections, Kay. Second, I think they are neither cute nor funny (a kitten is). And third, the kid singing I want a hippo for xmas needs her head examined! :-D What fun, you are!

Paredes said...

espetacular!!!
um abraço

'Tsuki said...

Very impressive mouth...

Gloups : I don't want a kiss for Valentine's day anymore !

;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a very fun post! ! Thanks!

snowwhite said...

Interesting!!!
wonderful capture!
They seem to be tips of the icebergs.
Thank you for sharing great photo!