Hiding hippo by Kurt Mueller (16 images)

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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.

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.

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