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White Rhinoceros - Big Five

White Rhinoceros - Big Five
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Copyright: Stephane Ra (Watershed) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 2 N: 61] (291)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon AF VR 80-400 ED, Hoya HMC Super UV (0) 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Southern Africa II, uMkhuze Game Reserve 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 5:39
Viewed: 5202
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a shot of a white rhino with her cub. This photograph was taken in the Mkuze Game Reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal. We were waiting at this waterhole when suddenly we saw these rhinos coming from the bush. In this reserve there is not a lot of open area and the bush is very dense. Anyway we saw the white and black rhino so just for that it was perfect... :-)

Voici une photo d'un Rhinoceros blanc avec son petit prise dans la Mkuze Game Reserve dans le KwaZulu-Natel. Nous étions en train d'attendre à un point d'eau lorsque ces rhinos sont sorties du bush. Le même jour et au même endroit nous avons eu la chance de voir un rhinos blanc et un noir...

Name: White Rhinoceros
Ceratherium simum

The name White Rhino comes from the original name "Wydt Rhino" which referred to the width of its mouth. The maximum mass of the white rhino is about 2300kg for a male and 1600kg for the female. The maximum length of its front horn is about 150cm.
The white rhino has a square upper lip, which is necessary for its grazing habit. The black rhino has a predensile hook-shape upper lip.
The black rhino is also smaller then the white rhino and more aggressive.

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Hi Stephane
Thanks for sharing this big BIG FIVE and a small BIG FIVE.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-11 7:13]

Hello Stephane,
Awesome capture, moms horn looks as it could do some serious damage. This posting is well composed, with great color and excellent detail. Thanks for sharing Stephane.

Hello Stephane
Very nice shot of rhinos,
Excellent composition and


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-11 12:46]

Hello Stephane,
My favourite animal, you have been very lucky.
Great shot and composition.
I like it a lot.

What a thrill it must have been to see this pair. I wouldn't want to anger mama. That is a real pointy horn. Maybe it is just my monitor but I would like to see the image brightened up a bit. It is nicely exposed though and there are lots of details.


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