Phinda Private Reserve, South Africa

A female white rhino with a massive horn. She was very busy with her mud bath. The absolute tragedy is that a rhino loses their life every 19 hours due to massive poaching in South Africa. The horns are made from keratin, the same material in your hair and fingernails. Yet in some middle eastern and asian countries consider the horn to be magical. The prices of the horns are more than gold. They can save a lot of money by just cutting their hair and fingernails and eating their own!

Ceratotherium simum

Canon 1Ds, Canon 100-400, 200mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/125 sec

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…love the detail Michael

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamabout 3 years ago

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 3 years ago


    And for the desired effect, they would do better to take viaggra! The sheer barbarism of the poaching defies imagination.
    Great shot, Michael.

  • Thank you David :)

    – Michael Moss

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Simply awesome capture well done Michael.

  • Thank you :)

    – Michael Moss

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesabout 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    7 November 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago


    7 November 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2011/11/07

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

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