'The Hippopotamus at the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park', London, 1852.
© Royal Photographic Society/National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Salted paper print, wet collodion negative using double lens, instant exposure. Photograph by the Count de Montizon (Juan Carlos Maria Isidro de BorbOn) (1822-1887), of a snoozing hippo at London Zoo. The hippopotamus was captured in August 1849, on the banks of the White Nile and sent over to Queen Victoria by the Egyptian Pasha. The photograph is taken from the animal's point of view, as if from inside the cage.