TIFA 2021 Nature / Wildlife

Hippopotamus Amphibius

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Dennis Wehrmann
  • Agency / Studio
  • Photo Date
    October 2021

One of these photographs I have on my mind for years and was longing for it for so long, but it just became reality this year in the Lower Zambezi Nationalpark. I was hoping for a hippo outside of the water, very close and directly looking at me, focusing me with his eyes, anger flickering and shooting directly at me. As always these moments you are looking and waiting for, they are coming out of nowhere and are over in seconds, regardless if you realize what happens in front of your eyes and if you are able to realize whatever is on your mind…

i am not a professional photographer, but photography and journalism is my profession. photo-journalism and traveling is my most favorite field, especially if some african country is involved. the first moment I set foot on African soil a was in love with that continent, the people and the animals. besides that I have an affinity for meditation, clear lines and the beauty of perpective. both personal professions can be found in my photographs, sometimes both combined.