Old wide mouth... by busi2ness ()
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This White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the giant bulls roaming where I live. The word "white" for Rhino is actually not correct but rather "wide" because its real name was from the Dutch "wijd bek renoster", i.e. "wide mouthed rhinoceros". You can clearly see its square lip/mouth surface which enables it to graze instead browsing leaves like its cousin, the Black Rhino.
This picture was taken on the farm Buisfontein and the town I live in can be seen to the left and some distance past the foot of the hill - small town, you have to look close, lol.
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Oh my goodness...now this is an animal I never knew existed! What an odd looking creature! Guessing this could be a nasty adversary if he decided he wanted to chase you so sure hope you used a telephoto on this one, LOL! I so love these posts...every one is a learning experience! Very cool capture, Piet! I have to guess one doesn't drive too fast at night in these areas....can you imagine seeing this standing in the middle of the road on a dark night 20 feet from your headlights? Eeeeeek!
LOL your title could fit me, too, but let's not go there,lol.Lovely photo, Piet. The color tones are great and so's your capture.His feet particularly got my attention.How strange-looking they are...As always, I'm so envious of your access to these wonderful animals.Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend. -M :^)
Beautiful shot Piet !!! Very impressive this big Rhino. He's looking at you in a strange way you know ? lol ! At what distance where you from this little baby ? I cant' understand what is it in the background I see another animal (a part of it) but can't see more. Superb done my friend. Hugs
Stunning Take!!! Love Rhino's. More info Piet: White Rhino has a hump that the Black Rhino don't have. Their height up to 1,8m, where the Black Rhino's height is 1,5m. White Rhino's has a bigger head than Black Rhino's. Sorry, but some people don't know the difference between both! :-)