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Location Captured: The Kruger National park, South Africa

Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 220mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/400 sec – F/5.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

MASS: 600kg
GESTATION: 330 days; single calf; breeds throughout the year with peaks in August and September.
These are gregarious, shy creatures with fair sight, poor to good hearing and a good sense of smell.
When pursued and wounded they are very dangerous!
If approached on foot, they will stare in your direction before finally running off uttering grunts.
It is wise to avoid dense cover and reeds where old bulls may be lying up, they charge head on and are difficult to stop at short range.
Good simmers, they are fond of wallowing.
The boss, heavy part of the horn which rests on the animal’s head, and horns, are used to smash bushes.
They are preyed upon by lions which are invariably found trailing large herds.

DIET: Grazer, but occasionally browses on shoots, twigs and bushes.
Dependant on water; therefore limited in distribution by available water.

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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  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

    Lol….now when he has had his treatment would he be more beautiful?
    Yes i think so but he already is :))

  • Nowthat is a very difficult one to answer as they luv mud and seemsto think they look awesome like this! Thank you for visiting and your kind comment, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    I love this capture!!!

  • thank you so much for your visit and kind comment Cee! x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful!!!! Wonderful shot, Maggie:))

  • Thank you so much dear friend x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    Wow, he could use a carwash, this is one muddy guy! Great shot, Magaret.

  • i agree with the carwash Kay! They adore mud baths thought! Thank you for visiting and your kind comment xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsabout 4 years ago

    wow very cool

  • Thank you so much for visiting Jeff and.. for a great comment! take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    This is an awesome shot!!

  • Thank you so much !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 4 years ago

    I love this portrait! He seems to be giving you a dirty look:-)

  • Thank you so much Kasia xx!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture margaret……….. Dave

  • Thank you so much Dave!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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