THE RHINOCEROS - Ceratotherium simum by Magriet Meintjes

THE RHINOCEROS - Ceratotherium simum by 

Nikon D50
2008/09/14 17:48:25
Image Size: 3900 × 2400
Focal Length: 135mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/100 sec – F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

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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  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 5 years ago

    That a mighty BIG Chap, I have noticed that 90% of Rhino photo are never front on.

    Like the image.

  • thank you so much Wayne, it is because they are grass eaters and never lift their heads for a good shoot! When you get to them they just ignore you and carry on grazing! Take care x

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 5 years ago

    Yes shame you got the bum shot but he is gorgeous and I envy you ,I would love to be this close to such powerful and beautiful animals ,I swear they take my breathe away

  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful and inspiring comment, really take it to heart! Take care xxx

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • BlaizerB
    BlaizerBover 5 years ago

    nice light too – looks like you managed to get up close to this rhino – cheers

  • Thank you Blaizer, you know sometimes you get lucky! Take care !

    – Magriet Meintjes

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

    wow a beautiful capture, such a great image, well done,dawnx

  • Thank you my dear friend xxxx

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 5 years ago

    Good capture, you brave thing you!!!

  • Thank you Denzil, what we won’t do for the great capture! take care !

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • jacqi
    jacqiover 5 years ago

    I’m not sure he’s beautiful but he’s certainly impressive and it’s a great shot

  • Thank you my dear friend, hugs xx

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • Pam Moore
    Pam Mooreover 5 years ago

    Nice capture and lighting

  • Thank you so much Pam xxxx

    – Magriet Meintjes

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 5 years ago

    Fabulous image

  • Thank you so much Angel, xxxxx

    – Magriet Meintjes

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