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Golden Jaws by MorkelErasmus Golden Jaws by MorkelErasmus
I have just returned from a magical time on a photography boat on the Chobe river between Botswana and Namibia. I host a number of safaris every year, and this was one of them.
I have wanted a photo like this for my portfolio for a loooong time...

WEBSITE: www.morkelerasmus.com
SAFARIS: www.wild-eye.co.za

This photo is Copyrighted Morkel Erasmus Photography.

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anno78 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Frank the hippo painfully discovers the reason why you should never, ever, annoy a snapping turtle!

On a more serious note...an absolutely gorgeous shot, perfectly composed.  Also, love the warm golden light and water speckles.Applause Clap Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
fantastic shot
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I love the little gold speckles. 
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S1Cupcake Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Writer
Just around the riverbed~🎶
There is a hippo head~🎶 :D
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SemioticPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Wow, this is beautifully composed. 
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GustavoKpop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
tnx
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:icongustavokpop:
GustavoKpop Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
you are welcome
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:iconthescreepy:
TheScreepy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Beautifully stunning~ :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you
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yugivn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
great capture, mate !
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular wild capture! This is fantastic! :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconwilliamjcovello:
WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime. :)
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks...
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:icongwangelinhael:
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014


Congratulations!  Your photograph has been featured a blog post from the photography group, Those-Lovely-Lights.  You can view the official blog post here:  www.those-lovely-lights.devian…   .

Have an enjoyable week!

Blostma1

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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014

No problem! :huggle:
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
:O I didn't know hippos could rear their head back like that :O_o:
:D Excellent shot though! I love how the sun makes everything golden--even the water sparkles like magic from where the hippo's reared its head back suddenly. :w00t:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks ;)
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Very welcome!
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zakosist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
beautiful!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
An evening yawn perhaps :D
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks squire...
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Any time :ahoy:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beyond breathtaking! 
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks a bunch
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gallindz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
totally amazing.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks
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CailinGore Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow! :wow: This is stunning
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Excellent photo!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
dankie!
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Well worth the wait!  Iconic image.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Cheers!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I really love this style and composition! Congratulations! Love
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanx!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Wonderful work!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great catch!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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ThomasAllenSievert Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your photographs always take my breath away! Wonderful work!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much
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