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White Rhino.


White Rhino.
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-22
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 7:14
Viewed: 3654
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist and is one of the few megafaunal species left. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The White Rhino consists of two subspecies: the Southern White Rhino, with an estimated 17,480 wild-living animals at the end of 2007 (IUCN 2008), and the much rarer Northern White Rhino. The northern subspecies may have eight remaining worldwide — all in captivity.

White Rhinoceroses are found in grassland and savannah habitat. Herbivore grazers that eat grass, preferring the shortest grains, the White Rhinoceros is one of the largest pure grazers. It drinks twice a day if water is available, but if conditions are dry it can live four or five days without water. It spends about half of the day eating, one third resting, and the rest of the day doing various other things. White Rhinoceroses, like all species of rhinoceros, love wallowing in mudholes to cool down.

White Rhinoceroses produce sounds which include a panting contact call, grunts and snorts during courtship, squeals of distress, and deep bellows or growls when threatened. Threat displays (in males mostly) include wiping its horn on the ground and a head-low posture with ears back, combined with snarl threats and shrieking if attacked. The White Rhinoceros is quick and agile and can run 50 km/h (31 mph).

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hello Sujoy
great pose wirh good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi sujoy,

You have a great collection from AFRICA.
Excellent pic of this huge rhino. Some birds are also there on the back & ear of the rhino.
Have you capture the birds?
Welldone & TFS.

Kapil

Hello Sujoy
Beautiful photo with very good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Bonjour Sujoy,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Hello Sujoy, great shot of this white rhino, the great morning light that brings out the subject and very nice details of the animal. A nice photo. All the best, Paul

Lovely image of this beast Sujoy!Good light and point of view!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hello Sujoy,
Great capture of a splendid animal. Exceptional image with amazing natural colors and good focus. Wonderful details and excellent sharpness. It is a outstanding composition with perfect exposure.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Ciao Sujoy, great capture of fantastic white rhino, superb pose, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Sujoy. Great light, razor details. Superb posture for the big animal.

Roberto

Hallo Sujoy,
a very beautiful capture of the White Rhinoceros, very good sharpness, marvellous colours, excellent POV in a nice composition
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Bello conjunto con unos atractivos colores y contrastes.
Quizá el encuadre algo ajustado a mi gusto, sobre todo
por la parte delantera del animal.
Saludos Sujoy: Josep Ignasi.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-02-23 15:05]

Hello Sujoy,
Great photo with excellent composition,colors and wonderful sharpness.TFS.
Regards,
Dûrzan

Hello Sujoy,

An impressive animal indeed!
And dangerous I assume, that body mass in 50 kph sounds like a real killer...
The image show good details including the ever present birds!

Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-25 2:27]

Hi Sujoy,
whay a joy to be able to capture this rare animal. The full view is so excellently produced in good lighting. The sharpness is splendid with the little bird seen too.
i like the cool gesture of the rhino.

Regards,
Foozi

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