White Rhinoceros - Big Five
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|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
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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Thanks for sharing this big BIG FIVE and a small BIG FIVE.
- [2007-02-11 7:13]
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.
Very nice shot of rhinos,
Excellent composition and
- [2007-02-11 12:46]
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.