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Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 6:26
Viewed: 6292
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the two White Rhinos in Livingstone, Zambia (in the Mosi-o-tunia zoological park). I recently read in Wikipedia that they were both poached during the night of June 6, 2007. One was shot dead and dehorned not far from the gate and the other received serious bullet wounds.

A popular theory of the origins of the name White Rhinoceros is a mistranslation from Dutch into Afrikaans and English. The Afrikaans word "wit", meaning "white" in English is said to have been derived by mistranslation of the the Dutch word "wijd", which means "wide" in English and is spelt "wyd" in Afrikaans. The word "wide" refers to the width of the Rhinoceros mouth.

Looking back to this photo makes me feel very sad and hopeless about the way how we live on this planet.

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Hello Alptekin,
I never met the Black Rhino which appears to be more 'aggressive'. The 'white' Rhino, I experienced as a very calm animal.


A wonderful pic, even if it is a sad ending! The soft light, Composition, POV, sharpness and detail make this a memorable pic. The colour as a result of the lighting, is most pleasing to the eye.

Hi Alptekin
Maybe this is not the best documentary shot because of the DOF and hazy light. But it is very interesting for me because it shows daily life of this animal and very sad how human can be fulish. I like this shot.
Well done
PS: my apologies for late writing.

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