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Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 500mm

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/640sec

ISO: 400

Description: This young sub adult male could not believe his luck when a Hippo died coming out of the water. His eyes were bigger than his belly as he stripped the flesh from the face leaving a macabre skull.

Story from behind the lens: An injured Hippo died coming out of the water providing a Lion pride with a free meal. The Hippos body was covered in bloodied scratches, it looked like a map of its life. The sub adult males stripped the softer flesh from the head first leaving an ugly beautiful macabre skull on an untouched body.