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Face to Face

Face to Face
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 18:54
Viewed: 4901
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Okay, I may have been misinformed. I was told by other at the time that this one is a black rhino. I'm not expert. According to a few members here, they think this is a white rhino. I will take their word for it.
Here are correct info:

Thanks to those who clarified the ID of this big guy.

The White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist and is one of the few megafauna species left. Behind the elephants, it is probably the most massive remaining land animal in the world, along with the Indian Rhinoceros and the Hippopotamus, which are of comparable size. It is well known for its wide mouth used for grazing and for being the most social of all rhino species. The White Rhino is the most common of all rhinos and consists of two subspecies, with the northern subspecies being rarer than the southern. The northern subspecies may have as few as 13 remaining world wide.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Nephrotome2: thanks for the infowaylim 1 03-12 20:17
To vanderschelden: I don't really knowwaylim 2 03-11 12:12
To AnimalExplorer: Thank for clarifying thatwaylim 1 03-10 17:16
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Definitely an in your face photo. I like the detail of the horn being dead center, but I would've loved to have seen his eyes as well. I like the drool that is coming down, the leathery appearance of his hide, and the texture of the skin. In spite of the lighting, which must've been difficult, this was well done.

Hi Way,
That's a white rhino, the black rhino has a very distinguised prehensile upper lip to help it browse unlike the white rhino's square lip which allows it to graze easier. Very nice capture. Here is a picture of a white rhino in the same park you took your image that you can compare. Here is a picture of a black rhino, where you can see the more pointy upper lip that it uses to browse with. :)

Hello Waylim,
Excellent profile shot of the Black Rhinoceros.The face to face POV is very impressive. Good sharpness, details and light.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Way,
Oh ooh a Black rhino)-:...a bit dangerous.
I compared it to my Rhino image
http://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=140330 and see no major differences. I thought I was dealing with a White one through its wide lips...
So I wonder if you are sure it is not a White Rhino?
Effective close up and point of view. Good depth of field.

White has nothing to do with the color. It comes from mishearing the Dutch word "wijd" meaning wide (refering to the lips) and prononced "white".
the other one was called black, because one was already called white. They're both grey, the black one being slightly darker.
I found it so amazing when I learned that.

Despite their size and the horn, they look very peaceful. The one I saw myself definately didn't care at all about us. Nevertheless experienced people all seems to aggree they should not be trusted.

Impressive shot.


It' s a very big beast ^^ it's a nice photo and a great pose

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