Photo: Rare Pink Hippopotamus Goes for a Swim
Wildlife photographers snapped images of the uniquely colored creature from several hundred yards away
Think pink? Or did the hippo just forget his clothes?
This young hippopotamus has a condition called leucism, caused by a reduction in skin pigment. It was photographed wading through the mud in Kenya by wildlife photographers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas.
The brothers, who wanted to capture images of the wildebeest migration, ended up hearing rumors about a uniquely colored hippopotamus. Then, from several hundred yards away, they spotted this rare creature (of which there have only been a handful of viewings) walking through the water with its mother. They photographed the hippo with a long lens.
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