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There are very very cool photos here so I will try to do my best to update this thread with some interesting pictures of this sadly endangeredwild animal. I'm not very optimistic about the future of this impressive mammal :(

 

White Rhino, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi NP, South Africa

Will we still see rhinos with such long horns in the near future ??

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White Rhino, Swaziland

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Black Rhino, Etosha NP, Namibia

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Some more from my archives...

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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Northern white rhino, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya - Nov 2013

 

 

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Northern white rhino and guardian, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya - Nov 2013

 

 

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Black rhino, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya - Nov 2013

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Kitsafari

@@Safaridude that's a great first shot of the rhino. its leathery textured grey armour is so detailed it brings out the beauty of its skin.

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Black rhino's Etosha NP Namibia

 

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White rhino's Mokala NP South Africa

 

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White Rhino, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi NP, South Africa

Will we still see rhinos with such long horns in the near future ??

 

~ @@samapi

 

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That horn is ASTONISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thee are rhinos with such long horns?

Thank you for sharing that image on Safaritalk.

Tom K.

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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That horn is ASTONISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thee are rhinos with such long horns?

Thank you for sharing that image on Safaritalk.

Tom K.

There was for sure rhinos with such long horns in the past... Still being the case nowadays is a question...

 

I like very much the red white rhinos from @@penolva !

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Peter Muigai.

Always good to see this amazing creatures.

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Tom Kellie

Always good to see this amazing creatures.

 

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

WOW!

Four at once!

Great scene, very well composed.

It's so nice of you to share this image on Safaritalk.

It shows how Nairobi National Park offers prime rhino sightings!

IF...you're the guide!

Tom K.

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Peter Muigai.

@ Tom Kellie

 

Thank you!

 

Nairobi National Park is of sure the park to interact with the Rhino's, be it white or black.

 

While on your safari in Kenya, make a stop at Emakoko Lodge, either while starting or ending your Safari I will be here to ensure the Rhino is among the animals on the checked list.

 

Tom knows more.

 

Peter Muigai.

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Tom Kellie

@ Tom Kellie

 

Thank you!

 

Nairobi National Park is of sure the park to interact with the Rhino's, be it white or black.

 

While on your safari in Kenya, make a stop at Emakoko Lodge, either while starting or ending your Safari I will be here to ensure the Rhino is among the animals on the checked list.

 

Tom knows more.

 

Peter Muigai.

 

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

Thank you so much!

All Safaritalk members passing through Nairobi en route to various safari destinations in Kenya would enjoy a stay at the Emakoko, as I have on two occasions.

The hospitality in a tranquil setting is top-notch, as is Peter's guiding.

What Peter has written about Rhino sightings in Nairobi National Park is true. Peter has brought me to excellent sighting points to observe multiple rhinos.

Safaritalk is fortunate to have an acyive Kenyan guide/photographer like Peter, regularly sharing wildlife images.

Peter, I'm already thinking about how and when I might next return to the Emakoko.

Tom K.

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White Rhino , Pilanesberg NP , South Africa

There is a story behind this particular female Rhino. S
he has, as you can see, exceptionally beautiful horns.
National Geographic recently wanted to have a picture of her on their cover.

The park management said "no no".
They simply did not want to expose her to the danger of being poached.

So... no photo for National Geographic but for me it went well :)

She is pregnant and will soon say "Goodbye" to her...by now, adult baby. But they are still a couple.

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Some other Rhino-photos from pilanesberg as well...

The muddy one!

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This one is quite funny.
Such an odd mix of animals in one shot.
Rhino with a daywalking Hippo who stalked some baby wildebeests...

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wow - what a superb specimen - thanks for sharing

 

cheers

 

David Taylor

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Big Boy in Sabi Sands, South Africa



Photographed at 5:59 pm on 23 January, 2016 in Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


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There were a series of rhino sightings throughout my stay, comprising several different rhinos. This particular rhino is Big Boy, an appropriate name for his massive bulk, and powerful physique.


The rhinos tend to surprise by emerging from thickets when seeking other species. He walked close enough that we heard his eating against the backdrop of insect and bird sounds.

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~ @@PT123

 

Terrific Meru Rhino images !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many, many thanks for posting these in this forum.

I especially enjoy seeing the lush vegetation and wildflowers.

That shows how the rains have reinvigorated the area.

Tom K.

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Asante sana @@Tom Kellie

 

Meru was very lush and green with dense vegetation that was good for the animals but admittedly made spotting a bit more difficult. The flowers were in bloom in some places and I enjoyed seeing the baobab trees with full green canopies.

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Peter Muigai.

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.

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Peter Muigai.

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.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Peter Muigai.

 

Yes!

They deserve full protection.

Your lovely image somehow brings out and emphasizes their nobility.

The rhino in the rear has an enormous horn!

Thank you for posting these and for expressing your feelings.

Tom K.

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Nairobi National Park Trio



Taken on 31 January, 2016 at 4:56 pm in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens

ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/5000 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Porini’s Nairobi Tented Camp


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~ Upon arrival in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport I was met and driven into Nairobi National Park to the Nairobi Tented Camp. The one-night stay was in conjunction with a one-week stay at Porini Lion in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy.


After freshening up in the lovely tent under tall trees, I was guided by Andrew Saruni on a multi-hour game drive. His high expertise resulted in numerous outstanding sightings, including this white rhinoceros trio with Nairobi's skyline behind them.


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Up Close and Personal



Taken on 4 October, 2015 at 9:57 am in Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Leopard Hills


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~ The size of a white rhino's mouth never impressed me until first meeting one at close range. As this image shows, the wide mouth is broad, with a flared opening at the lips.


This particular rhino walked over to the safari vehicle from the shady spot where we'd first seen it, facilitating this image. I'm very partial to rhinos, enjoying each sighting as though it were the first.

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Agree 100%!!

 

 

"I'm very partial to rhinos, enjoying each sighting as though it were the first."

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Like No Other



Taken on 4 October, 2015 at 9:58 am in Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Leopard Hills


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~ It's certainly true that being on safari in Africa one continuously feels privileged to have close sightings of what are fairly rare animals. Yet white or black rhino sightings in the wild have a thrill like no other.


Their magnificent bulk, improbable form, and striking presence shakes up my complacency with every sighting. When this white rhino was next to me, I couldn't stop grinning, feeling richly blessed.

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Peter Muigai.

Nairobian.

Always amazing to shoot rhinos with the city background.

 

@@Tom Kellie and @@amybatt

 

This will be on the list of shots to take if we get a good chance during the reunion, ooh and plus the elusive Zorilla....lol

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