Animals

Sneaky Turtles Sunbathe on a Hippo's Back

Wednesday, 27 June

These are the sneaky terrapins of Kruger National Park, South Africa. Terrapins regulate their body temperatures with the help of the sun. In this instance, they’re using a hippo's back as a sunbathing platform.

The normally aggressive mammal doesn’t seem to mind. Hippos tend to sleep during the day and feed at night. The resting hippo makes for a perfect “tanning bed” for these opportunist terrapins.