Tears

By ColleenA
Continuing on from yesterday, this was the male rhino who was lying one side. You can see he has an open wound on his back leg. Not sure if lions attacked him. He looked like he had tears Ā….there were two ox peckers on him, you can see one is inside his ear. They had been picking on his wound.
Always sad when you see wildlife injured especially rhinos. The whole week was sad for us as they were experiencing one of the worst droughts which resulted in lack of water and grazing. We saw so many dead animals scattered through the Bush.
I donĀ’t normally upload versions but IĀ’ve included a close up of his face and horn.
Many thanks for your votes comments and user awards all much appreciated

Tags: Photojournalism Wildlife and nature

Comments


SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 7:33AM
My heart breaks when I see any animal injured.Sad
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 8:07AM
I know it wrong but could you not give water to these great beasts.
Only to help them get to the next water hole.
Sad to see but nature does what it does.
Nice photojournalism.
Regards
Dave
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
26 Nov 2021 8:09AM
Two beautiful pictures of the harshness of the wild bush and the fight for survival. The Rhino looks so sad especially captured in the version. Stunning captures of this animal and story.
Gets my GEA.
Tom.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
26 Nov 2021 8:18AM
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Quote:I know it wrong but could you not give water to these great beasts.
Only to help them get to the next water hole.
Sad to see but nature does what it does.
Nice photojournalism.
Regards
Dave


Yes we brought in water tanks and also bales of feed to help them out.
RonDM Plus
7 257 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 8:24AM
Great pictures a sad story when animals suffer nature can be really cruel sometimes

Ron
26 Nov 2021 8:55AM
Very poignant... Sad
26 Nov 2021 9:38AM
A contrasting follow up, Colleen and so sad to see animals injured when they can do little or nothing to help themselves.

John.
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 9:52AM
Such an emotive image and we have to accept that this happens in nature but it is hard. Thank goodness it isn't poachers and you have said it is a well managed game reserve.

Kath
26 Nov 2021 10:29AM
Two beautiful images. Nicely chronicled.
26 Nov 2021 11:40AM
Two great images Colleen complemented with a good narrative
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
26 Nov 2021 12:32PM
Very sad to see animals like this, but well captured and documented Colleen 👍🏻 Hope he made a full recovery 😟
Trev 😀
26 Nov 2021 1:00PM
excellent photography
sadly, treating sick and injured animals (especially big and dangerous ones) presents a dilemma between letting the wounds heal by themselves and putting the animal in question to sleep for quick treatment or surgery (however immobilizing drugs may produce a fatal effect on the animal patient)
mistere Plus
8 10 4 England
26 Nov 2021 3:44PM
Excellent images Colleen. Very sad to see but life is harsh and unfortunately these things
happen. Victims of climate change perhaps. Hopefully the water and food that was provided helped them get through.
So sad to see Colleen

David
26 Nov 2021 5:34PM
Such a heartbreaking image Colleen. I hate to see animals in pain and suffering.

Karen
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 6:00PM
Terrific shots and hope he survived
Ju
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021 7:58PM
Heartbreaking to see, it sure doesn't look well. Hope he doesn't loose the fight...
Well documented Colleen. Isabel
27 Nov 2021 5:43PM
Heartbreaking to see this beautiful animal. Hope he recovers Sad

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