28 July 2009

White rhino, Kruger NP

RhinoLate in the evening we finally encountered white rhinos. They peered at the truck but their eyesight would not have allowed them to see the numerous eyes, human and glass, gazing back.

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4 comments:

the watercats said...

Love the atmosphere in this photo, it really captures a magnificense... Love the slightly sepia tone too :-)

Zhoen said...

Not a critter I'd want to mess with.

Patricia said...

It has the effect of a diorama in a natural history museum, yet the rhino is sentient and powerful!

pohanginapete said...

Watercats, thanks. I often use a barely detectable toning for B&W photos, but this seemed to suit the stronger treatment.

That's a very wise statement, Zhoen. Me neither.

Thanks Patricia. With this photo I was lucky to get that tiny highlight in the eye; without that, I think the sense of power and sentience you mention would be missing.