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.
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.