A female hippo protecting her baby while frightened by the close flight of a Goliath Heron.
by GRENOUILLET Marie-France
The hippo is startled by the Goliath Heron...
May 2012, in Zimbabwe, we took a boat trip from Ruckomechi Camp Lodge on Lower Zambezi, we saw a huge Goliath Heron on an island preparing for take-off, we took pictures of him in flight until he reached a big female hippo. As he arrives flying beyond the hippo with her baby, the female hippo was suddenly aware of a danger, she comes nearer her baby, she tried to protect him, she makes him hide into the water, for the Goliath Heron life goes on.
My pictures in Lower Zambezi: "A female hippo protecting her baby while frightened by the close flight of a Goliath Heron".