A CALF - WHITE RHINOCEROS - Ceratotherium simum by Magaret Meintjes

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LOCATION CAPTURED: “The Kruger National Park”, South Africa.


Shoulder height: 1,8m Mass: Up to 2 000kg
18 Months, single calf at intervals of three years.

The jaw is square and the head is carried low., larger than the black rhinoceros, it is by contrast, far more placid and less prone to attack.
Curious by nature, tapping sounds draw its attention. In the event of a fast approach, get behind a tree.
Eyesight is poor, but both hearing and smell are acute.
The tail loops over the back when the animal is on the move.
It can reach of up to 40km/h over short distances.
It is fond of mud wallows and rubbing posts which are often polished to a fine surface.
The calf walks in front of the mother.
They are grass eaters.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Maggie, this is an amazing shot – unusual to see a little fellow like this, and so relaxed!! Magic!!

  • Thank you so much David, that is a real ‘midsummer’ capture, thats why the little guy was so relaxed and very much on his way to dreamland! Take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    marvellous capture.. love the shady tree so clear on his back

  • Thank you so much my dear and ‘long-time’, loyal, bubble friend! Take care xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    beautiful shot here, such a goregous colour and light,well doen,mags, dawnxx

  • Thank you my sweet friend, hugs x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! Great capture Mags:)

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment Olitto, very much appreciated, take care ! x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • tanmari
    tanmariover 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot! He is quite a darling, and the tree shadow on his back is a great touch!

  • Thank you so much tanmari, take care xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    You wonder how they ever get comfortable bless them… a beautiful shot mags xx

  • Thank you sweet friend hugs xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much for honouring my work with a feature in the ImageWriting group, I am so happy! take are xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Heps
    Hepsover 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the honour Taschja I am thrilled! take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Louise De Masi
    Louise De Masi9 months ago

    I love the shadow of the tree branches on his back. Fabulous.

  • Thank you so much Louise xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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