The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae. The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse"
Steve Bloom is a photographer and writer. Son of South African journalist, novelist, and political activist Harry Bloom, he is best known for his photography books and essays as well as his large scale outdoor exhibitions called Spirit of the Wild
This hippopotamus looks like she is wearing pink boots as she grazes on grass by a riverbank. It is thought the hippo has a skin condition characterised by reduced pigmentation. Photographer Peter Gordon snapped the rare sight in Tanzania.