Hippo Pool, Tanzania

Photograph by Andrew Kaplan

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It was nap time at this hippo pool in Tanzania in July 2008. The jumble of large gray bodies punctuated by pink eyes and ears made for a compelling image. The hippos seemed content to nuzzle alongside one another. Most of them appeared to be snoozing contentedly despite the utter lack of privacy or personal space.

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