Megaflyover: Documenting Africa's Last Wild Places

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Hundreds of hippopotamuses crowd into what is left of the Katuma River in Tanzania's Katavi National Park. The Megaflyover plane's camera snapped this photograph as Mike Fay watched the nearly motionless hippos, lying in just inches of water and fighting for life. Fay suspects nearby irrigation for agriculture is the cause of the hippos' plight.

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—Photograph by J. Michael Fay, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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