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A Rhino & his friend, Lake Nakuru NP

 
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Jan 13, 2015 16:17 |  #1

Such a massive animal & they can be quick once they start moving!

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Jan 13, 2015 18:10 |  #2

Wow! Having been there and seen this, I really, really like this image and composition. I hope he/she doesn't fall into the hands of poachers. That horn is worth a lot of money to some people. Sad.


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Jan 13, 2015 18:33 |  #3

Now that is some close-up. Nicely done.




  
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Jan 14, 2015 00:18 |  #4

Great shot Graham. Must have been close


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Jan 14, 2015 07:01 |  #5

Hi Ceret, yeah, huge horn, but Nakuru has a great policy for poachers. Get caught in the Park, with a gun = poacher = shot!

Hillbillygirl & Mybludog, yes very close, but plenty of grass, so he's not interested in us! :-)

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Jan 14, 2015 07:04 |  #6

Great shot. In Kenya most people have agreed not to post rhino shots to the net so as to not give poachers clues to locations.

This is a great close up, so safe.

We recently had one poached out of Nairobi National Park in daylight! Shocking!


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Jan 14, 2015 07:17 |  #7

dropmyload wrote in post #17381692 (external link)
Great shot. In Kenya most people have agreed not to post rhino shots to the net so as to not give poachers clues to locations.

This is a great close up, so safe.

We recently had one poached out of Nairobi National Park in daylight! Shocking!


I'm interested in hearing more from you dml, I would love to hear about the problem from a local, NOT talking to a tourist.

When you says close up is safe, is that due to location ID? Surely if a poacher wanted to do wrong he would go & scout it out & find them anyway?


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Jan 14, 2015 08:37 as a reply to  @ Gbgb's post |  #8

It was my understanding that all poachers in Kenya are shot on sight. I think that is the law. Sadly, it does not seem to stop them. I think the only real solution is to stop the demand.


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Jan 14, 2015 09:40 as a reply to  @ dropmyload's post |  #9

Speaking of Nairobi National Park, I was able to capture this image when I visited there last August.


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Jan 14, 2015 16:34 as a reply to  @ cerett's post |  #10

Great shot, I like the way the zebra contrast with the water lilies!


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