Rhino at sunset

By ColleenA
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we came across this rhino Mom and her youngster in an open area. they were very relaxed with us and continued grazing while we watched them.
You can see they have been scratching themselves on a tree.
Last night when I finally had time for epz our internet played up, could get into epz but could not open your images to vote....will catch up today.

Tags: Rhino Wildlife and nature

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JohnoP 12 2
4 Apr 2014 6:55AM
You have some amazing encounters with wildlife Colleen Smile..lovely capture...John

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 6:57AM
A beautiful capture of this endearing pair of Rhino Colleen, as always your images are sharp and clear.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:07AM
A superb image Colleen,

Ali Grin
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:17AM
Amazing wildlife image, love the way you captured it with matching postures.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:18AM
A delightful image and such lovely creatures.Have a good weekend.Smile
4 Apr 2014 7:20AM
It's amazing, but all these animals, as if are attracted to you, Colleen!Smile
Honestly speaking I can attract only mosquitoes...WinkLol
Regards Valery
4 Apr 2014 7:44AM
A beautiful 'family' image, Colleen!

4 Apr 2014 7:51AM
Top shot of these great animals.
I was wondering about the striations until I read your intro.
jan 1 13 12 Netherlands
4 Apr 2014 7:51AM
Gorgeous wildlife picture. excellent work, dear Colleen
With Regards, Jan
fentiger 16 916 24 England
4 Apr 2014 7:59AM
Synchronised eating!! Smile A really well timed capture.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:01AM
They look so at peace with life ...
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:28AM
What a beautiful capture SmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:41AM
Once again your wildlife pictures are a joy Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
4 Apr 2014 8:44AM
Super image Colleen, nice detail,
ukgubbi 6 5 India
4 Apr 2014 8:47AM
Very endearing moment. Lovely shot.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:51AM
Amazing creatures and a great image Colleen.

I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to get this close to these amazing creatures and you have captured them superbly Smile
4 Apr 2014 9:03AM
tough old boys they are look at those horns nice one Colleen

AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
4 Apr 2014 9:05AM
This must have been an amazing trip Colleen, another stunning image. I love the position of the young one against her mum's side

4 Apr 2014 9:13AM
A bit of body milk would work wonders for this lady and her beautiful offspring Grin How beautiful to see these animals in a serene setting. I hope they will stay free from poachers.

netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
4 Apr 2014 9:13AM
Brilliant image ColleenSmile
4 Apr 2014 9:20AM
Fabulous image Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 146 16 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 10:04AM
What a great sight Colleen, so well capturedSmile

4 Apr 2014 10:25AM
Super image so well captured ColleenGrin
A beautiful family portrait Colleen.. I love these handsome animals. So well taken. Grin

Lynette GrinGrin
That is super

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 11:30AM
I love this image Colleen. great pose and lovely back lighting.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Great shot but for me they look a little too close for comfort, I am a bit of a coward when it comes to animals that big. Well captured brave Colleen.

Mary Grin
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 1:06PM
Very nice detail ColleenSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
4 Apr 2014 3:48PM
A super capture of mum and her young 'un, Colleen Smile They've posed very nicely alongside each other for you too! Wink
Trev Smile
4 Apr 2014 4:14PM
A lovely family picture, they seem very relaxed. Are they Black Rhino? often hard to tell.
jackyp 6 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 4:18PM
What amazing creatures, such a privilege to be so close-up, stunning image Colleen Grin
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 4:25PM
A splendid shot of the pair.
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
4 Apr 2014 4:30PM

Quote:A lovely family picture, they seem very relaxed. Are they Black Rhino? often hard to tell.

Yes it is difficult as both grey. However there are big differences. The white rhinos name comes from the Dutch word for Wide mouth...they have wide flat lips and they are grazers, ie eat grass. The Black rhino have hooked lips for feeding in trees. Black rhinos are also smaller in stature.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
4 Apr 2014 5:22PM
Amazing, super capture colleen.

Superb capture, Colleen. Great wildlife photography. Hope rhino are still around for future generations to admire.

4 Apr 2014 5:26PM
Great shot Colleen, I really like this one.

John Smile
4 Apr 2014 6:07PM
Amazing Colleen I really like this one GrinGrinGrin
They have said it all above,well done,great shot.
4 Apr 2014 7:05PM
Lovely Mom & Calf with the Armour.
4 Apr 2014 7:05PM
You have rightly observed to days kids.
5 3 8 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 7:11PM
Wonderful animals and a wonderful image tooWinkGrin
Beautiful mother and her "baby". A BABY indeed. Excellent , Colleen! --- Jukka.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 441 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:13PM
Cracking picture Colleen, especially to see them in there natural environment, in years to come if nothing is done you will probably only be able to see these in zoo's
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2014 8:48PM
Enchanting, beautifully posed and oh so endearing.
4 Apr 2014 10:11PM
Amazing shot Colleen. Cathy
4 Apr 2014 11:06PM
Love this shot colleen, to be able to get that close
and losing light & still get that shot of mum & her sibling
alive and doing what rhino's do
I can't imagine what that moment felt like Smile
and thank you for posting all your shot's for us all to
enjoy, specially in natural environment awesome mate !!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Apr 2014 11:32PM
A fine shot of this mother and her calf, I did wonder how they'd got those strange marks on their hide, thanks for clarifying it

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