Saturday, 2 May 2015

A 1.5 Ton Submarine In Kenya's National Parks

A Hippo exhales water from its nostrils in a Kenyan River

Having spent many hours watching and photographing Hippo's on safari, i have come up with a new theory about these magnificent animals. 

Weighing in at an impressive 1,500kg the hippopotamus is mother natures perfect design of the submarine!
It can stay underwater for over 5 minutes, travel underwater close to 10km/h, rise to the surface of the water while sleeping to breath and descend into the depths subconsciously, it's periscope (eyes) and other vital organs are located on top of its head to remain stealth-fully underwater, it's thick armor like skin has very little hair making it extremely streamlined underwater while its large canines and incisors are as deadly and damaging as torpedoes. 

So it's no wonder that their reputation even keeps the largest of crocodiles fearful in their bays. Impressive and beautiful to look at, this submarine of the national park is a force not to be reckoned with.

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