Bizarre Pink Hippo Photographed

10/08/2010

I've heard of seeing pink elephants when you've had a bit too much to drink, but never pink hippopotamuses!

Wildlife photographers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas were entirely sober when they spotted this bizarre pink hippo while on an expedition to photograph wildebeest migration in Kenya.  They'd heard rumor of a strangely-colored hippo living in the Mara River.  They never expected to see it though.  After a busy morning following the wildebeest, the brothers took a break for a picnic breakfast on the banks of the river.  They were in the right place at the right time, as luck would have it, and the pink hippo appeared not far from where they sat.

They didn't pass up the opportunity to get some stunning photos of the odd creature.  You can read the Barrard-Lucas brothers' full account of the encounter, and more information on this rare hippo, on their blog.

Hippo Pink Burrard Lucas

Photos copyright Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas and used with their permission.  Visit their website and follow them on Facebook for more stunning wildlife photography.


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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