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October 23, 2004
Photograph by Peter and Hannelore Ragg

Katavi Plains National Park, Tanzania
In Katavi National Park at the height of the dry season, water is scarce and every hippo in the whole park concentrates in the last little patches of mud. Some perish, many survive, but if these patches run dry, hippos will disappear from this land.

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