Our treasured Rhino

By ColleenA
Good afternoon everyone.... finally managed to upload, rather late than never.
Thank you for all your great comments on Scar face and to Harriet for her UA.
Today the last of The Big 5....our treasured Rhino which is under threat of extinction due to the excessive poaching of their horns. Last year 588 Rhino were killed in South Africa, 362 in the Kruger national Park alone....that is one a day, really tragic. To make it worse there is no medicinal value/cure to their horns which is made up of similar stuff to our nails.
The Private game reserves are now either micro chipping the horns, injecting poison into the horns or even sedating the rhino and cutting their horns off. So if they do manage to survive over the years you may never see them with their horns. South Africa have already lost 0ver 350 this year. They have arrested 246 poachers but it does not seem to deter them. I personally would like them to get the death penalty.
I will upload another image of a mother and her calf, she has a huge horn worth millions of dollars as well as a few rhino taking shelter under some trees during a windy afternoon.
Have a great day.....

P.S CarolG has asked me to mention that she was also unable to upload a bug this morning and decided to go and sun herself on the beach for the day GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:15PM
Has to be V2 for me, lovely sunlight and of course the little one following behind Smile

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20 Jun 2013 1:27PM

Quote:Has to be V2 for me, lovely sunlight and of course the little one following behind Smile

Have to agree Colleen enjoying this series

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jun 2013 1:35PM
Beautiful series of a magnificent animal Colleen.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:36PM
Super images of this lovely beast. You have some fab images here Colleen.
I too will go for V2 - very appealing. Smile

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 1:44PM
V3 I like..
A very nice set of images..

20 Jun 2013 1:50PM
Super images Colleen, like them all,
Rev2 8 302 2 England
20 Jun 2013 2:02PM
Fantastic shots of White Rhino & a very sad tale. Elephants are having a hard time of it too.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 2:21PM
Fantastic set of images Colleen, I really can't pick a favorite. It is so sad that these fabulous creatures and being slaughtered for their horns

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Jun 2013 2:27PM
I thoroughly agree, Colleen, they should give these poachers the death penalty - they won't do it again. It's so sad what's happening to these, and all the other beautiful threatened creatures, out there Sad But a what a wonderful set here, each one is worthy of it's own upload Wink
Trev Smile
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 2:27PM
Treasured by all I would hope.................. Yes, V2, love V1 but V2 is almost picture postcard. A good series, many of which would stand alone.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Jun 2013 2:34PM
Thanks Tish...yes I wanted to upload V2 as my main image but as its 2 rhino (even numbers are taboo in photography) I thought I would be reminded of the fact, so was safer to load one.GrinGrin
S_Psharma 5 1 India
20 Jun 2013 2:49PM
Excellent wild life images v2 is the best.
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 3:12PM
Lovely images you have enough to last all year.
regards John.SmileSmileSmile
20 Jun 2013 3:13PM
Fantastic rhino images Colleen !GrinGrinGrin I feel great sympathy to rhinos. Your story is very moving,and i hope all the best to them! SmileSmileSmile ____ Jukka.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Jun 2013 3:27PM
It's only really one and a half though Smile, so v2 for me as well, the lighting wins it.

beautiful set well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Jun 2013 3:38PM
Beautiful captures of this majestic and calm animal !
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 3:49PM
Excellent work,

9 10 10 England
20 Jun 2013 4:22PM
Wonderful images - V2 is outstanding but I have a soft fpot for V6. Hope that the poaching problem is solved one day so that all the magnificient creatures can roam freely and safely with nothing more than a camera shooting them.
20 Jun 2013 4:24PM
Glad to see you have been able to upload Colleen and they were well worth the wait excellent set
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
20 Jun 2013 4:32PM
Great set of images!!V2 for me!! Excellent!!
gwynn56 6 87 England
20 Jun 2013 4:35PM
brilliant set of images , shame can't poach the poachers and feed them to the lions Smile
20 Jun 2013 4:42PM
Superb set of Rhino photos & the statistics in your narrative tell a very sad story
Regards Brian
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Jun 2013 4:53PM
A great idea Gwynn
20 Jun 2013 4:53PM
Excellent images Colleen of this magnificent animal, such a shame to think so many are being needlessly killed for the horns.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:24PM
A splendid set and lovely to see the calf.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:43PM
Stunning Colleen - this series has been a joy to look at! Love the idea of poaching the poachers and feeding them to the Lions!! You have to break the rules sometimes - v2 is outstanding.
20 Jun 2013 6:17PM
Hi Colleen. Am so loving this series, thankyou for sharing your wondeful experience Grin
V2 for me, a gorgeous image GrinGrin

20 Jun 2013 6:19PM
Superb images of a wonderful beast.Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2013 6:41PM
Very envious Wink

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 6:50PM
Another wonderful set of real wildlife images.
I like V2 best and I see there a bird up in the tree just for good measure.
20 Jun 2013 8:45PM
V2 for me.....(Mother and Child).....Perfect composition and brilliant capture, my favourite of the series Colleen....
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
20 Jun 2013 8:55PM
Such a sad tale of what some humans will do to make money.....

A great set Coleen, well done.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 8:56PM
V2 for the beautiful light and AH factor GrinGrinGrin

20 Jun 2013 9:07PM
Another wonderful set of images Colleen. They are all outstanding but V2 is a very lovely image.

Jenny Smile
xwang 9 56 8
20 Jun 2013 9:27PM
Wonderful set, I like v2 most...
20 Jun 2013 9:42PM
Fantastic set Colleen. There are some crazy people out there! Cathy
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 10:20PM
A great series again Colleen, V2 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

20 Jun 2013 11:48PM
Hi Colleen, I guess there are problems with the site, I was trying to up-load different versions of my photo today, but I couldn't, and the problem still, I try recently with not good results at all, also I wanted to see your pic for today, but it was impossible. Any ways lets keep enjoying what we can.
It is sad to read what is happening to the rhinos and in general with all animals. I hope we can still see all them in the natural habitat, and all abuses against nature can be stopped, but I guess I'm dreamingSadSad
Your image is fantastic, I would like to have the opportunity you have to see them in their natural environment, but for now I only can go to the zoo and try to get good pictures of the wild life thereTongueTongue
Best regards,
Great set Colleen, I love the one where its scratching itself on the tree trunk..GrinGrin

6 3 8 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 5:01PM
Another set of a lovely animal. I too think they should get the death penalty as it would probably be the only deterrent that would workSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jun 2013 12:04AM
A terrific set of images of this endangered species.

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