This is the adorable photograph of a sun-loving hippo laying on its back, presumably attempting to tan its brilliant pink belly.
The hippo was relaxing in the water with its legs in the air, enjoying the nice weather.
52-year-old photographer Jackie Cilliers captured the bizarre scene at the Kruger National Park in South Africa while on holiday.
Cilliers originally thought the animal was injured, but it soon became clear that it was just chilling out in the water while enjoying the sun.
“The photos demonstrate the hippo pushing off his buddy, rolling over, relaxing on his back, and yawning,” Jackie added.
“The hippo risked being at.tac.ked by its mate whom it kept pushing on to turn over.”
“At first, I thought it might be wo.un.ded or sick, but it kept recurring and staying stationary on its back for several minutes at a time.”
“It seemed to enjoy being upside down. I was surprised and pleased with the images.
“His pink tummy is what I adore most. I’m not sure if I’ll ever see anything like it again.