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Assuming the “brace” Position


Late afternoon in the Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, three Rhino’s were ambling through the bush and periodically two of them would have a go at each other while the third seemed to be acting as the referee. At this particular moment, one of the three Rhino’s stood its ground and took up the “brace” position to confront the attacking Rhino.


White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum

A gentle giant, the biggest land mammal after Elephants (though outweighed by the Hippopotamus). Almost double the weight of a Black Rhino, with pronounced shoulder hump. Males weigh in the region of 2040 to 2260 kg, females in the region of 1600 kg.  Newborns weigh only 65 kg, equal to 4% of mother's weight. Mothers are equipped to protect them against all predators except Lions. Calves run in front of mother during flight. Head: Massive with wide, square mouth, big ears.  Horns: Front horn averages 60cm, longer but thinner in female;  back horn much shorter, more triangular. Colour: Slate grey to yellow-brown. Due to the increase in demand for Rhino horn, (for dagger handles) medicine, aphrodisiacs), they are now more precious than gold.


Nikon D3s,  AF VR Nikkor 80-400 mm   f4.5-5.6 D lens, focal length at 80 mm,

1/500th sec @ f14,  ISO 3200

Photograph by Trevor Woodburn