Photo Bombing Happy Hippo Rains on Banff Squirrel’s Parade

Travel News — By spencerspellman on December 3, 2010 at 8:51 am

By now, you’ve probably heard of the world-famous Banff Squirrel. Possibly the best photo bomb of all time, an Alberta ground squirrel garnered worldwide fame when it popped into a couple’s photo, who were taking a timed photo of themselves in Banff National Park. The squirrel became an Internet sensation, and even has its own Twitter account with almost 5,000 followers. However, the Banff Squirrel now has some competition, that of a smiling hippopotamus that is giving the world’s best photo bomb a run for its money.

Instead of taking a holiday family photo with Santa this year, consider a photo with the smiling hippo at the San Diego Zoo. While posing at the zoo, a husband and wife found a new Internet sensation when the hippopotamus was smiling from ear to ear for the photo. As the UK Mirror reports, the hippo happily obliged to the photo, first with the wife, and then the husband. We think a matchup between the Banff Squirrel and the San Diego Zoo Hippo is in order.

[Photo courtesy of JB Parker]

Tags: banff squirrel, holidays, photo bomb, san diego zoo, smiling hippo

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  • Pam Stucky says:

    I just want @Banff_Squirrel to know that while there’s room in my heart for all sorts of photo bombing wildlife, the squirrel will always have a special place!


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