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February 4, 2019

Hip, Hip, Hippo

Three hippos watch and wait in a lake in Botswana. "They had no interest in me. As long as I kept my distance, didn't disturb their space, I was safe," remembers Your Shot Photographer Hellen Lisa Barbara. "Although I must admit, this encounter was a little too close for comfort -- I am deathly afraid of hippos." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Hellen Barbara, National Geographic Your Shot
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