Heron mistakes rock for a hippo as it breaks through the algae Erich Schmidt/ImageBROKER (7 images)

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This heron perched on a hippo in the water, mistaking it for a rock. The photos were taken by professional photographer Erich Schmidt in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

The 70 year old photographer from Vienna, Austria, said: "Seeing the hippopotamus surrounded by algae seemed like a scene I had been looking for for a long time, and the heron was the cream topping for my photos.
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