Animals

By Jamie Smith 


This hippo has clearly done his bit for Movember – sporting a huge comedy moustache.

The funny snap shows the young male striding confidently towards the camera showing off his impressive facial hair.

The hilarious hippo was spotted in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in South Africa by reserve worker, Gerhard van der Westhuizen.

The 26-year-old field guide said: “This is one of my favourite pictures as hippos are nocturnal, so you can rarely see them out of the water.

“I like this particular one as he was walking towards me, so I was able to get a good face on shot.

“The lighting during that time of the morning made it possible to get the right settings to capture the most possible detail of his face.”