Hiding hippo by Kurt Mueller

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Pictured: The hippos hiding in the plants.<br />
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A hippo hides in a pond by camouflaging itself with green plants before launching a sudden attack on one of its rivals with a ferocious bite.  The large animal blended into its environment as it waded through the water covered in floating weeds. <br />
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One photograph of the hippo as it emerged briefly from the water shows its eyes and ears untouched by the plants.  Suddenly it attacked a rival in a territorial duel, sparking other hippos to begin fighting.<br />
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Amateur photographer Kurt Mueller captured the striking images at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya as the animals displayed their huge jaws.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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