White Rhino Grazing by phil decocco
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This magnificent beast, the white rhino (Ceratotherium Simum) was spotted grazing peacefully with one other in Kenya, Africa, in the Masai Mara. The unconscionable poaching slaughter of these animals continues, as well as the black rhino, for their horns, believed in the Far East to have magical powers, from fertility to cancer cures. all for a material that is made of the same substance as hair or fingernails. A tragedy!

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very sweet animal..lovely shot!!

  • gena
    a big, ponderously moving animal with very bad eyesight….they said!

    – phil decocco

  • Dana Horne
    Dana Horneabout 1 year ago

    How close were you to THIS one?!? Wonderful capture, Phil! :o)

  • thanks much dana, we were as close as maybe 15-20 feet…amazing experience!

    – phil decocco

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago


    27 January 2014 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • K
    thanks for your note

    – phil decocco

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesabout 1 year ago


    2014/01/27 2 × 24hrs
    Beatiful capture phil!

  • maggie
    much appreciated, and thanks for the support

    – phil decocco

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjesabout 1 year ago

  • thanks much maggie

    – phil decocco

  • clizzio
    clizzioabout 1 year ago

    Ugly. Not the shot though. The shot is terrific.

  • C
    a real prehistoric looking animal

    – phil decocco

  • Magriet Meintjes
    Magriet Meintjes12 months ago

    Please vote
    African Art Avatar Challenge
    Thank you

  • Thanks Maggie,
    Will do!

    – phil decocco

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