I could not resist to visit Fathala wildlife reserve, especially when i heard they have two Rhinos in the park and it is only a few hours away from Gambia were i spent my holiday. I was very lucky to see one of the rhinos when he was at this waterhole but i had no luck with our jeep. The fuelpump to the engine broke so we had to walk by foot for half an hour before the park staff picked us up. It was a little bit exciting, I mean you never know what kind of animals who can show up when you don`t have protection in a car..
Have a nice weekend everybody:)
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PaulVDV (15365) 2013-02-22 4:57
Walking by foot for half an hour with a rhinoceros around? Wow, you like to live dangerously :)
This is certainly a unique picture. Not that many visitors of a reserve do encounter a rhino.
Despite his reputation for being dangerous, this scene looks very peaceful.
Did you realize the second one could be behind you? :)
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (31862) 2013-02-22 6:00
En mycket vacker naturbild men fina färger. Man får bara hoppas att denna noshörning går säker för alla tjuvskyttar. Det förefaller ha varit en spännande promenad genom vildmarken, inga andra vilda djur att fotografera?
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-02-22 8:49
That was more than thrilling! To watch a rhino on a film is interesting; to watch a rhino from a jeep is exciting; to walk in an area where a rhino is feeding is extremely scary!
You have captured an amazing shot of this drinking rhino. It will be something you will remember for ever!
Despite the excitement, there is no camera shake, your shot is nicely composed and the details very accessible.
My warm regards,
cornejo (18714) 2013-02-22 11:35
Hello Boa, very nice and interesting picture of this beautiful animal drinking water free. Very good pov chosen to make this interesting picture, well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job superbly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Greetings and best wishes from the south of Spain.
mesutilgim (68620) 2013-02-22 12:30
Very nice wildlife capture with good pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (8332) 2013-02-22 13:41
What an adventure! Your story my doing laugh a lot! With your courage we had this beautiful picture with this rhinoceros which quenches, and its reflection on the water. Congratulations!
holmertz (27216) 2013-02-23 6:44
Trevligt att få en så här bra bild på så nära håll av en noshörning. Särskilt som det inte finns så många kvar. Spännande berättelse också om resan dit, och inte minst om båtresan du beskrev för Gunnar. I Indien råkade jag en gång gå med min resväska rakt in i ett noshörnings- och tigerreservat när jag tog miste på vägen till hotellet. Jag hann väl någon kilometer innan jag insåg misstaget.
jemaflor (69731) 2013-02-23 8:12
Nice shot and perfect composition with this rhino and the landscape around, beautiful reflections, tfs.
Graal (89434) 2013-02-23 12:22
nice view from African wild nature. Good shot and presentation of rhino by water. Well done photo. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
tedesse (22493) 2013-02-23 14:16
Great view, good POV and composition, with the rhinoceros at the watering hole. Nice light and colors, good sharpness.
danos (74518) 2013-02-24 7:29
nice the view of the thirsty rhino to drink its water from the pond carefree.I like the exotic place with the light and the colour management to are managed perfect.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
vasilpro (40233) 2013-02-24 11:11
Wonderful wildlife scene from that park, excellent POV and timing, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
jhm (123140) 2013-03-02 1:34
I've these picture almost missed, what a lovely nature picture with these Rhinos as subject.
A pity that poachers these nice animals make dead, why!
A splendid panoramic view with pleasant colors.
Excellent composition, good captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (4313)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-22 4:42