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A rare sighting


A rare sighting
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 5:15
Viewed: 3361
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today an upload of a special sighting,I know it is not one of my best shots on TN,but the rhinos were about 200 meters away from us (unfortunately did not come closer)and the sky was overcasted,anyway I like to share this special sighting with you as both are Black Rhinos and these rhinos are seldom seen in the Krugerpark and we have been privilaged to see two of them on the same day,we saw these rhinos on the H10 near the rietpan waterhole.

Black Rhinoceros
The Black rhino with its hook-lip used for browsing,is found in dense bush or thickets but seldom seen in kruger,The calf follows behind the mother.It is slightly smaller,and far more aggressive than the white Rhino.

on my website you can see here a movie of the more common white Rhino.

Hope you like it and TFW

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Bonjour,
Belle scène bien cadrée.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-14 7:11]

This is a very rare sighting. One of the world's most endagered animals aren't they?
Very nice photo but a bit dark and a tad blurry, but I bet it will preserve the memory very well. Black Rhino's are amazing creatures and I envy you for seeing one!
Brilliant sighting,
Joey

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-14 7:18]

Hi Paul,
Great shot of my favourite animal of the Kruger, I saw them only of a distance, you were very lucky.
Greetings
Vivian

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-14 7:59]

Hello Paul,
Sometimes content out weighs quality, but in this case the quality isn't all that bad considering conditions. Nice colors and great composition. The bush in the foreground, you wouldn't be hiding behind would you, lol. Neat experience Paul, thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-03-14 8:58]

Hoi Paul,
leuk om de zwarte neushoorn te zien. Van het Krugerpark kan ik me inderdaad herinneren dat de witte neushoorn de meest algemene was. Ik heb daar ook een aantal wandelsafari's gemaakt, maar omdat de hele vegetatie van afgefikt konden we nergens dichtbij komen. DEze foto geeft het idee dat stilletjes vanuit een auto of hut de foto is gemaakt (Misschien was dat ook zo?). De lage invalshoek geeft mooi beeld.
Groeten
JAcob

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-14 9:15]

Hello Paul,
Excellent capture of black rhinoceros.POV,moment you caught and visual impact are excellent.
TFS..:-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-14 11:43]

Hello Paul,
Seeing these Black Rhinos at 200m is safe but leaves limited photographic potential, so I think that under those circumstances this shot is a s good as possible. It is sharp and has a fine angle and comp.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-14 11:59]

Hello Paul,
I think you're lucky they didn't come any closer!! You still managed to get an excellent shot of two(!) Rhinos! Well done and the sharpness and colours are great. Excellent composition too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Great in-the-wild sighting Paul.
The "Bigma" has helped to reel em' in well from 200 meters.
Clear details and good sharpness.
Nice post of this rarely seen Black Rhino pair.
Well done & TFS.

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