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Hi there....
Thank you for the great response to my cub portrait and to all of you that continue to vote and comment on my uploads. Also Thank you to Caziwinkels , Kathrynlouise and Peter (Ddolfelin) for their UA's, much appreciated.
Today is World rhino day....one that is close to every South Africans heart. This year we have already lost 515 rhino's to poaching . The end users have to realize that their horn is of no use to them, it is made of Keratin, which is similar to the protein that makes up our fingernails and hair.
Imagine what 515 dead rhino's would look like together...sad what lengths man will go to.
On a lighter note, we saw 6 whales yesterday afternoon, what a sight. It also snowed on the mountains last night..another beautiful sight.
Have a nice SundayGrin

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Title:World rhino day
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:22 Sep 2013 - 11:55 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Sep 2013 - 12:04 PM

No V2 yet Colleen - so I will have to re visit Smile We have a beautiful sunny but cool day here !! A lovely young Rhino this !!

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sorry Herman, cannot seem to be able to upload a version today....grrrr

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Sep 2013 - 12:13 PM

Perseverance conquers !!GrinGrinWinkWink

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2367 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 12:13 PM

Good morning Colleen. Hope you're having a lovely weekend and being spoilt Grin
A beautiful capture and like so many wild animals they face such a struggle with loss of habitat and poaching. Heartbreaking when you think of it all. So envious of you seeing them in the wild experiences. If I ever win the lottery me and my camera will be with you before you know it GrinGrin

Kathryn

digital_boi
22 Sep 2013 - 12:14 PM

fine detail and texture Colleen will come back later for V2

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 12:37 PM

Sad what Humans will do for entertainment.............some Americans pay 10,000$ to go on a holiday to some country in Africa (can't remember which one) purely to shoot & kill Giraffe.........must boost their ego............a bit like our Royal Family....if it moves kill it..............and they call it sport...........GrinGrinGrin

Maybe we can set up a hunting group where the prey is Human, shoot them for sport..........then chop their heads off and stick em on out walls................GrinGrinGrinGrin

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
22 Sep 2013 - 12:45 PM

Horrid and sad story Colleen Sad but your image is wonderful of this beautiful animal GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 12:49 PM

Superb shot Colleen, just a shame people have to hunt them for what really is no reason

Hugh

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 12:55 PM

The people who destroy these animals are anything but human - will stop there - not safe to carry on. As ever your image shows the beauty that every creature has - isn't that face so appealing.Smile
Joan.

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 1:04 PM

Their story is a sad one

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 1:06 PM

A beautiful image of the rhino against the pale grasses.
I love that strand of grass in front of him.
Saw some rhinos last night on a David Attenborough in Africa programme.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 - 1:15 PM

A fine looking animal and a perfect upload for the day, Colleen.

I hope the poachers and end users get their just deserts one day!

P.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 1:23 PM

A wonderful image of this sadly hunted rhino, Colleen, how people get pleasure from tracking and killing animals is beyond belief, they should be the animals being hunted by our four legged friends. Carol

AlexAppleby
22 Sep 2013 - 1:53 PM


Quote: Sad what Humans will do for entertainment.............some Americans pay 10,000$ to go on a holiday to some country in Africa (can't remember which one) purely to shoot & kill Giraffe.........must boost their ego............a bit like our Royal Family....if it moves kill it..............and they call it sport...........GrinGrinGrin

Maybe we can set up a hunting group where the prey is Human, shoot them for sport..........then chop their heads off and stick em on out walls................GrinGrinGrinGrin

I didn't know that our Royal Family are out and about killing giraffe, thought they were busy having babies, but you learn something every day on this site. Like the bit about hunting humans - assuming the Royal Family will be the first targets that should be interesting!

Regarding the Rhino - it's a great photo, and always good to see one!

Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 1:53 PM

really nice capture Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 1:54 PM

A terrible loss not only to Africa but to the word of wildlife. Lets just hope that this chap has many happy days ahead. A great image with superb detail and natural colour Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Caziwinkles
22 Sep 2013 - 2:21 PM

Sad story there Colleen - but a beautiful image of this youngster - let's just hope he grows up big and strong. Smile

Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:25 PM

I think the answer is money, Colleen.
Pay enough for Rangers and weapons and maybe it can be stopped - or at least slowed down.
Raised living standards would probably help, too.
... and the punishment for convicted poachers should make them think twice before they start.

Lovely picture today, always great to see your glimpses of your fabulous world.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:34 PM

A great capture Colleen, agree with the above commentsSmile


Cliff

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:38 PM

Outstanding wildlife picture of very high standard.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:41 PM

Happy World Rhino Day and hope many can be saved.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:44 PM

A sad story Colleen,but a good shot.
I guess it is just ''easy'' money to be made for these poachers that is the problem !!
Mick.

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 - 2:49 PM

A wonderful image Colleen. Glad to make it 30
Jim

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 2:51 PM

Beautiful image, Colleen!
George

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Sep 2013 - 3:46 PM

Powerful animals, a pity that they get killed

Peter

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 - 4:12 PM

Great shot Colleen. Such A shame that they are killed. Cathy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 4:16 PM

A very sad story, let's hope people can be convinced and not hunt these creatures Sad A very beautiful and detailed capture here, Colleen Smile
Trev Smile

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 4:40 PM

That's an interesting narrative and so true: it's hard to believe that are still prey to poachers for the horn.
Fine capture of this impressive animal.
Ronnie.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 4:54 PM

A Sad story Colleen but a brilliant imageSmileNettaSmile

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
22 Sep 2013 - 6:54 PM

Superb shot and a sad story

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
22 Sep 2013 - 6:54 PM

515! What a huge amount, Colleen ... Forgive me for being rude, but it need to catch these poachers and to thrust these horns in their fifth ''points''!
I hope this rhino will live to an old age ...Smile
Regards Valery

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 6:56 PM

A brilliant image, so sad to see these wonderful creatures killed by poachers SadSad

Ali SmileSmile

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7126 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 7:15 PM

Cracking shot of a stunning animal, its terrible that they are been killed for there horns. yesterday i watched a programme on TV on this very subject and this man had come up with a great idea, they are on about injecting poison in to the Rhino's horn that will have no effect at all on the animal, but the recipient of the said horn would be poisoned. Now that is a brilliant idea i think, tommorow i will upload a picture for you Colleen of two Rhino's battling with clashing horns, the noise they made was like too bricks bashing together

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 7:20 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 7:49 PM

a great shot of a lovely animal.

billy

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 8:05 PM

Fabulous work, Colleen!

Richard

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 - 8:08 PM

A lovely image Colleen.

Jenny Smile

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 10:17 PM

Beautifully captured image, wonderful detail and colour.

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 10:22 PM

Sad indictment of todays values Colleen. When will it stop Sad
Ron

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2013 - 11:28 PM

It is such a sad world we live in sometimes, that these wonderful creatures are still being poached. I hope one day education will prevailSmile
Ryan

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 12:28 AM

I know what I would like to do to the poachers and to the morons who buy the horn! Lovely image of a beautiful creature.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 - 3:00 AM

Amazing, impressive, and so special this animal... Long may it live...
IB

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 1:37 PM

A stunning creature, the detail in that thick hide is excellent...................John

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 9:29 PM

his skin texture comes out really well in your shot, whilst he seems to be pretty determined to escape your watchful lens!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2013 - 11:37 AM

Cracking shot Colleen, it must be a wonderful experience to see these in their natural habitat, green with envy Wink
Geoff.

Kingfisher8
3 Oct 2013 - 12:49 PM

Such a pity why can't they leave these wonderful creatures alone, Stunning image Colleen.

Keith.

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