Bill Klipp

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm @ 270mm

Aperture: f5.6

Shutter speed: 1/3,200 sec

ISO: 2,000

Description: Hippo rising up out of a mud pile with a big yawn

Story from behind the lens: Mud Bath If you took a quick look at the mud pile you might have missed what was actually there until something moved. Mostly submerged and covered in thick mud were about a dozen Hippos just looking like mud covered boulders. But as we sat there watching the mud became alive with the sounds of snorts and farts and occasional yawns. How they are able to keep the mud out of the eye was a mystery.