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White Rhino

White Rhino
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Copyright: Philippe Baudet (phibau) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 93] (601)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 100, Canon 300 4.0L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-11 17:03
Viewed: 2308
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
There are two species of rhino: white and black, but they are both gray ; you follow me?
More seriously, they are distinguished by the size (rather significantly larger, white is twice as heavy), the shape of the lips (much wider, flat and angular for the white), the food (whites graze grass and blacks eat leaves) and also by the character, blacks are from my personal experience much more aggressive than whites. Fortunately for me, given the distance, it is white!
Species moved very close to extinction. Conservation efforts have allowed to reconstruct a large population in South Africa, especially in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve where this picture was taken.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-11 18:25]

Hello Philippe,
I must admit the reasoning for it is as clear as mud...pardon the pun; I have to wonder, who came up with those names in the first place:0
Any ways.....this is a great shot of this particular fellow. Love the close-up presentation, as it gives us a wonderful look at its unique facial features. Outstanding detail and excellent exposure, even in what looks to be pretty harsh lighting conditions. Super job!!!

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