Hammerkop and Hippo dynamics on the Chobe River Botswana

During a shoot in July 2009 on the Chobe River in Botswana while capturing Hippo shots, I noticed this Hammerkop using the sleeping Hipo as a perching spot on the water. The Hippo did not approve of this and got rather annoyed with the Hammerkop. I managed to capture the process of the Hammerkop landing and being unceremoniously shaken off by the angry Hippo. 

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