RHINO MOTHER AND CALF
Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mDG
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/640 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

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

DESCRIPTION:
Shoulder height: 1,8m Mass: Up to 2 000kg
GESTATION:
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.

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Comments

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    It doesn’t matter the creature, all babies are cute. Love this, Magaret.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    I totally aree with you there! Thank you for your visit and comment Lori, have a great day!

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    Wow….Mags what a wonderful shot !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thqank you so much Yool, appreciate your visit and kind comment dear friend, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A lovely capture Maggie, what a pity very few rhinos now survive outside national parks and reserves.

  • eithnemythen
    eithnemythenover 4 years ago

    Lovely..

  • Thank you so much, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    How lovely – I am so envious!! Fabulous.

  • Thank you so much, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

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