Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Nature / Wildlife

Waiting For Baby

  • Photographer
    Preeti and Prashant Chacko
  • Technical Info
    500 Mm, Iso 100, F 6.3, 1/1000 S
  • Photo Date

While hippos have the reputation of being grumpy, noisy and very dangerous, if we spend time with them we can see a more tender side to them, like in this case. At a corner of a noisy and busy hippo pool in the Maasai Mara, a large mother hippo rose out of the water in order to climb ashore to feed. Her calf however got left behind and we made this photo as the mum turns towards the baby, gently coaxing it towards her!