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White Rhino

White Rhino
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-22
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-19 6:43
Viewed: 3716
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
THe photo of Mom and kid was taken at Nakuru Game Reserve. We were ona lookout for a black Rhino which is seldom being seen, we found this Mom and kid.

I hope you all like this. Thanks for spending your time.

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 megafaunal species left. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The White Rhino consists of two subspecies: the Southern White Rhino, with an estimated 17,480 wild-living animals at the end of 2007 (IUCN 2008), and the much rarer Northern White Rhino. The northern subspecies may have eight remaining worldwide — all in captivity.

White Rhinoceroses are found in grassland and savannah habitat. Herbivore grazers that eat grass, preferring the shortest grains, the White Rhinoceros is one of the largest pure grazers. It drinks twice a day if water is available, but if conditions are dry it can live four or five days without water. It spends about half of the day eating, one third resting, and the rest of the day doing various other things. White Rhinoceroses, like all species of rhinoceros, love wallowing in mudholes to cool down.

White Rhinoceroses produce sounds which include a panting contact call, grunts and snorts during courtship, squeals of distress, and deep bellows or growls when threatened. Threat displays (in males mostly) include wiping its horn on the ground and a head-low posture with ears back, combined with snarl threats and shrieking if attacked. The White Rhinoceros is quick and agile and can run 50 km/h (31 mph).

Ilducabianco, maurydv, marius-secan, maaciejka, Pitoncle, siggi, corjan3 has marked this note useful
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Hi Sujoy
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hallo Sujoy,
a very beautiful capture of the White Rhinoceros, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, a nice composition with a splendid posture of thes two great animals in a graceful environment
Best regards

Ciao Sujoy, great couple of this rare creature, fantastic light, beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Sujoy
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Sujoy,
Great capture of this lovely species White Rhino (mother and child).
Very good focus and splendid colors. Outstanding composition with
amazing sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Sujoy, The best light as possibile for this couple of Rhino. Very good DOF and shapr. best compliments.


Hi Sujoy,
very interesting family from Nakuru Game Reserve. Good sharpness and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Sujoy,
Agréable portrait de famille valorisant bien les sujet sous une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-19 10:29]

Hello Sujoy,
Beautiful scene superbly captured by your outstanding camera work. It is a super photo of mama and kid rhino.Best regards Siggi

Hello Sujoy,
Very clear and sharp and beautiful image. Thank you also for your valuable note.

Hi Sujoy,

in this your photo the two rhinos seem almost spectators intent to observe something.The image is very sharp and the light, natural, perfect.Beautiful also the detail of juvenile yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus)(but i'm not sure about its ID) on the back of the left rhinoceros.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-20 3:23]

Hello sujoy,
such a treasured view of these white rhino. Exciting shot with the god green background reflected by the rhinos' bodies.
simple but effective shot.


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