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Mr. Grumpy Stripes A lone rhino awaits a storm on the edge of the dry Lake Nakuru in Kenya. Africa,Ceratotherium simum,Geotagged,Kenya,Landscapes,Rhino,White rhinoceros,Wildlife,chris minihane,endangered,storm Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. An incredible sight, of a species that may leave us soon. Welcome to JungleDragon, Minihane, this one is promoted to the homepage. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Many thanks for that. Keep up the great work! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Great view, good choice to take the environment in the photo.
    The sky is really great, looks very desolate.
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Grizzly Bear! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Beautiful, really paints a story.
    Just one thing. Due to the persistent poaching problem we have in Africa, photographers here are now ensuring that any photos of rhinos or indeed elephants with great tusks posted on the internet do not divulge the animals location and that GPS is not used. I appreciate that poachers now have access to the technology etc. to locate these animals, but we feel that we have to do our bit to protect them, however small or seemingly insignificant it may seem.
    ( Just noticed this photo was taken in 2009! But still, for future reference!)
    Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Hi Claire! I live in Africa too. To my knowledge Nakuru is a park with little to no poaching problems due to measures taken to fence the entire park and have extensive ranger presence, plus the size of the park is unique in that poaching is literally next to impossible. This is unlike the larger parks such as the Mara or Lewa where wildlife is endangered by local poisonings as much as poaching. But your point is noted and I thank you very much. I won't be putting locations on any large park or parks with even a slight poaching presence, although most poachers obviously know where to go for the larger tusked animals, just as you and I do. Probably even more so. Thanks again!
      Cheers!
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. Thank you! Great to know that Nakuru is safe for the moment, you are right, the poachers probably have more knowledge than you or I. The whole business just breaks my heart.
        Anyway, still love this photo...really haunting.
        Posted 7 years ago
  4. Very nice picture and composition. Posted 7 years ago
  5. excellent image! it has all the elements an amazing image needs! kudos Posted 6 years ago
  6. Amazing picture - would make a great poster for university students! Posted 4 years ago

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The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the southern white rhinoceros, with an estimated 17,460 wild-living animals at the end of 2007, and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros. The northern subspecies has very few remaining, with only five confirmed individuals left, all in captivity.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Aug 7, 2014. Captured Jun 22, 2009 13:39 in Nakuru - Nairobi Road, Kenya.
  • NIKON D300
  • f/4.5
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO400
  • 24mm