"FIGHT WITH HIPPO", BY PIERLUIGI RIZZATO; FIRST RUNNER-UP, 'REPTILES'.
"I spent seven days on a bend in the Grumeti River, along the western corridor of the Serengeti, during the wildebeest migration. This monstrous crocodile concealed itself in the water, waiting for any occasion to catch one of the herbivores crossing the river. In the same area a hippo used to enter the water every morning, disrupting the ambush planned by the crocodile. One day, as the hippo arrived, the crocodile plucked up courage to attack it. The battle that ensued was little more than a theatrical stand-off between two formidable adversaries, and ended without any lethal consequences for either contestant."