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Date:13/02/2016 Location: Nairobi National park Camera: Nikon D3200 Lens: 80-400mm MF   All I can say is....let's conserve them for posterity.

Rhino photos I can do. I took hundreds in January. The black rhino cow has two calves, her most recent and one from previous years. Her story is coming up in my stalled trip report.

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Test 1, 3 and 5 show as changed colour - so I presume will notify @Earthian

Punctuation after the name appears to stop the notification. I think it is safer to stop putting any symbols on either side of the name - then I am sure (?) it will notify!

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Test 1, 3 and 5 show as changed colour - so I presume will notify @Earthian

Punctuation after the name appears to stop the notification. I think it is safer to stop putting any symbols on either side of the name - then I am sure (?) it will notify!

 

~ @@TonyQ

 

Thus far there seems to have been no evidence that punctuation followed by a space preceding the name has any effect.

Rather, it seems that a colon following the name sometimes blocks and is thus the culprit.

Accordingly, forthwith I'll change my typing style.

After noting this, I sent a number of messages, all of which had punctuation followed by a space preceding the name, but without a colon.

In each case the color was present in the name.

Therefore, for the time being I'll use names without a colon and see if that works out.

Many, many thanks for assisting in unraveling this issue.

I feel chagrined that @@Earthian was missing notifications due to this quirk.

With Appreciation,

Tom K.

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1,3,& 5 passed

tom, tony

thank you for sorting this out. i already feel guilty for diverting this thread

many thanks

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Juvenile Ceratotherium simum in Meru National Park



Photographed in Meru National Park on 30 September, 2014 at 10:10 am with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super telephoto lens.



ISO 160, 1/2000 sec., 400mm focal length, handheld Shutter Priority exposure.



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This juvenile Ceratotherium simum, White Rhinoceros, was grazing with its substantially larger mother while a drongo watched them.



Upon our appearance the two repositioned themselves so as to be as discreetly camouflaged as possible.




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the confrontation


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the clash....


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Kruger Park, September 2014

EOS 7D and 300 F/2.8 IS USM 11with x 2 converter

 

 

Almost at the closing gate when we spotted these two White Rhinos - Mum with youngen and some oxpeckers! Such a treat!

 

I liked the earthy tones created in the late afternoon light - animals and their environment blending together.

 

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Kruger Park, September 2014

EOS 7D and 300 F/2.8 IS USM 11with x 2 converter

 

Almost at the closing gate when we spotted these two White Rhinos - Mum with youngen and some oxpeckers! Such a treat!

 

I liked the earthy tones created in the late afternoon light - animals and their environment blending together.

 

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~ @@theplainswanderer

 

The sense of massive bulk conveyed in the image above is about as impressive as I've seen.

In rhino images I've struggled to portray their sheer massive physique. You've shown one way that its done.

Your explanatory comments above are very highly appreciated, enhancing my appreciation of your images.

The information about the camera gear, and your own explanation of what you liked about the scene — all very helpful.

The series showing the two rhinos together is a lovely blend of dignity and beauty, all bathed in that wondrous late afternoon luminosity.

I especially admire your photography style.

Thank you for posting such fine rhino images for all of to enjoy.

Tom K.

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For the Birds

Photographed at 12:28 pm on 8 February, 2014 at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
ISO 800, 1/3200 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
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Sometimes even as majestic and iconic of an animal as a rhinoceros is reduced down to being little more than a taxi for birds, i.e. oxpeckers.
In this case, we encountered this ‘rhino bus’ slowly walking in the northwestern corner of Lake Nakuru National Park.

 

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Our recent walking trail was a revelation. Rhinos spend so much time hidden in the thick bush that they are often hard to see from the roads but on foot our encounters were frequent and exciting.

 

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Our recent walking trail was a revelation. Rhinos spend so much time hidden in the thick bush that they are often hard to see from the roads but on foot our encounters were frequent and exciting.

 

~ @@Soukous

 

That being the case, it's an affirmation of the worth of walking safaris.

Your rhino in the bush images have an immediacy which is terrific!

A series of posts lately is waking me up to safaris on foot.

What you've shared with us enhances that feeling.

Thank you!

Tom K.

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Rhino, Zebras and Bones at Lake Nakuru



Photographed at 9:46 am on 9 February, 2014 at Lake Nakuru, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 800, 1/4000 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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We'd spotted a White Rhinoceros grazing in the distance while photographing a wealth of morning birds in the trees in Lake Nakuru National Park, but it seemed rather distant.


Later in the morning I asked if we might take a track which would be closer to the rhino, in hopes of finding a break in the trees through which to photograph it.


When we arrived at a suitable vantage point, there were zebras in the background and many bleached bones scattered in the foreground.

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Offering Sugar Cane to Baraka



~ Photographed on 24 July, 2015 at 1:57 pm in Sweetwaters Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, with a Sony RX1 R camera.



ISO 100, f/8, 1/200 sec., 35mm focal length, handheld Automatic exposure.



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Following the visit to the Ol Pejeta Chimpanzee Sanctuary we drove to another area for a picnic lunch. Prior to lunch we were guided to the enclosure where Baraka lives.



Baraka is a male Black Rhinoceros who has lost his vision. He's cared for in an enclosed area, where visitors are taken for a close range encounter with him.



I was startled when the guide handed a sugar cane segment to me, inviting me to feed Baraka. He took the sugar cane from my hand with his curling prehensile upper lip.


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Here's a fresh photo just in time for World Rhino Day on September 22nd. Let's see some more to celebrate them...

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All these photos from our Namibia trip in June this year. I've never seen so many Rhino with over 15 sightings in a 7 night stay in Etosha and its surroundings and there are many more photos.

 

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Here is a video from youtube of our Rhino encounter

 

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Not a great photo but a happy event.

 

4 day old white rhino calf, taken somewhere in the hills of Zimbabwe in miserable weather. The sighting, however, brought a smile to my face.

 

Yes, Mum is dehorned to keep her safe

 

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Sabi Sands Oxpecker Taxi



Photographed on 3 October, 2015 at 10:10 am in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and a Zeiss Apo-Sonnar T* 135mm f/2 ZE telephoto lens.



ISO 200, 1/4000 sec., f/2, 135mm focal length, manual focus, handheld Manual exposure.



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~ Rhino sightings were frequent throughout the section of Sabi Sands where the Leopard Hills safari was permitted. The white rhinos were easily observed throughout the area.



They were healthy and vigorous. I personally spotted this particular rhino, placidly grazing in a pleasant, shaded glade, perhaps 15 meters off the track.


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