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#3 MasaiMara Big Five - Black Rhinoceros

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 18 August 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. We were fortunate to see the Big 5 in 24 hours - so I will be sharing them over the next days.
The smaller of the rhino species, the black rhinoceros or hook lipped rhino is on the threatened species list due to poaching. This guy was quite a distance from us and beat a hasty retreat when the vehicle got to close.

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une très belle série.

18 Aug 2018 6:02am

@tataray: Merci.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It is a pleasure to find your photos Frances and also to find Kenya which I had adored visiting. Beautiful capture

18 Aug 2018 6:12am

@By Marie: Thank you and I loved my visit to Kenya. It was my first visit and I would love to return one day.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Another beautiful one of the Big Five !

18 Aug 2018 6:12am

@Anna Cherer: Thank you.

Anne from France


18 Aug 2018 7:57am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image. I just hope that the poachers are kept away from killing these animals for their horn. More has to be done to protect these beautiful animals. 5*

18 Aug 2018 10:02am

@Shaun: Thanks again.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture !

18 Aug 2018 11:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

brilliant capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Aug 2018 3:04pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

They got some funny cows in your area. :-))
Nice capture !

18 Aug 2018 8:43pm

@Jean-Luc.M: ;)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very handsome.

19 Aug 2018 3:18pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Majestic, impressive animal, so saddening it is endangered

19 Aug 2018 3:41pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Beautiful creatures. Just a slight pity here that one can't see those powerful legs, but you were obviously there after the rainy season had brought some growth to the vegetation! Can't have everything though, and the grass does add some mystery as to what can't be seen.

20 Aug 2018 6:48am

@dobbino: The grass was very long due to the great rains they had had...so many animals - even giraffe and elephant have hidden legs:)