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White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-05 1:06
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Points: 38
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White Rhinoceros

The word rhinoceros is derived from Greek, meaning nose horn which is their most distinctive feature. The white rhinoceros derives its scientific name, Ceratotherium simum from the Greek cerato, meaning horn; thorium, meaning wild beast and simum meaning flat nosed.

DISTRIBUTION: There are two living subspecies of white rhino; the northern white rhino and the southern white rhino. DNA analysis has confirmed that they are genetically distinct species. There were over 2,000 northern white rhinos in 1960, but today there is only an extremely small population in the wild (about 15 animals as of Sept. 2004, due to poaching incidents that halved their population in 2003 and 2004. There are only 11 in captivity). Today, the northern species is found only in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A hundred years ago their range included parts of Uganda, DRC, Sudan, Chad and Central African Republic.

The southern white rhino is the most numerous of all the worlds rhino taxa and its main stronghold is in South Africa. The approximately 11,600 southern white rhinos have a discontinuous range that has been reduced to national parks, private conservancies and other protected areas. Historically they have had a much more restricted distribution that the black rhino. 94% of the wild white rhinos live in South Africa, 4% live in Botswana (reintroduced), Namibia (reintroduced), Swaziland (reintroduced), Zambia (introduced), Zimbabwe (reintroduced) and the remaining 2% are located in Kenya (introduced), Tanzania (introduced) and the Ivory Coast (introduced). Altogether, there are 248 discrete populations, 10 of which are considered key to the species survival. The largest single population of over 1,600 animals is in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa; a location that proved to be critical to their survival as a species.

HABITAT: White rhinos are found on savanna grasslands and in the savanna woodlands that have interspersed grassy clearings. Access to water is important because they prefer to drink daily.
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[Info: http://www.honoluluzoo.org/white_rhinoceros.htm]

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Ciao Bungbing, lovely family composition, nice scene, great capture of fantastic creatures, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-05 1:27]

Hi Bunyapon,
Very nice photo of this White Rhinoceros family, useful presentation, TFS!

Bonjour Bunyapon,
Belle composition d'une famille de Rhinocéros. Belles couleurs et présentation,

very nice and cute, TFS Ori

Ciao Bunyapon. Exiting playing od light and warm tones/ colours for the tender scene. Very well ldone.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-05 6:12]

Hello Bungbing,
Lovely photo full of tenderness. Beautiful warm colours. Good sharpness and a nice composition.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-05 6:36]

Hi Bunyapon,
Very nice photo of this Rhinoceros.Lovely shot with a very good moment captured.Nice colours and good details.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Bunyapon,
what a nice photo. Great point of view. Nice composition and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Bunyapon,

an lovely shot taken by you with perfect pov and what an great moment to watch this.
Fine warm colors.


Wonderful photo, nice colours and good detail. Very good to see an interesting moment like this. regards yiannis

Beautiful scene Bungbing! Very good timing, excellent composition, wonderful worm colours and good sharpness.

Hi Bunyapon,

Fantastic picture of this baby & mother rhino with good details & colors.
Taken from a good POV. Well done & TFS.

Hi Bungbing,
Now how lucky can one get? This is either a on the spot shot or . . . ,you must have spent considerable time in order to take this photograph. Never the less, I am green of envy!! An absolute capture of mother and child emotion in the wild. Great eartly colours true to Africa exposed here. Very well done, and yes, I am jealous!! Enjoy the evening.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-05 11:22]

Hello Bungbing.
Beautiful scene.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,sharpness and composition are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

Bonjour Bungbing,
Très belle et tendre scène de la vie sauvage harmonieusement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Bungbing
great sharpness composition with great details
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-05 14:14]

How is nice and tender this capture! Great timing to take it and the usual impressive quality of sharpness and warm colors,Very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Bungbing,
Outstanding and gorgeous image of a superb species.
A very nice Rhino family with lovely colors.
Exceptional clarity and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-08 20:40]

Hello Bunyapon,

Beautiful, original composition of this baby whispering a secret in the mother's ear. Sharp focus, wonderful light & an interesting & habitat revealing background. Very nice work!



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