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White Rhinocerus

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Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 1

Pilanesberg – White Rhinocerus 1

Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 2

Pilanesberg – White Rhinocerus 2

Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 3

Pilanesberg – White Rhinocerus 3

Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 4

Pilanesberg – Rhinocerus 4

Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 5

Pilanesberg – Rhinocerus 5

Pilanesberg - White Rhinocerus 6

Pilanesberg – Rhinocerus 6

Some very similar photographs of rhino just because we are probably nearing the end of their existence.

White Rhinocerus

Armour plating
Backdating
Marching through time
Walking in rhyme
Mounting defences
Increasing their chances
Strength in numbers
Dwindling fast
Warning thunders
Reach out from the past
Money speaks
History weeps

Photographs and poem ©Denise G Allen, 07 February 2013 06:21

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

28 thoughts on “White Rhinocerus

  1. Weren’t the crushed up horns of the white supposed to be some kind of aphrodisiac? What fools we mortals be..

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  2. It is a pity if they near extinction.

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  3. Lovely sequence of shots. Oh, how nice it would be to turn the poachers and trafficers into an endangered species.

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  4. The close up in the second photo shows how powerful these animals are? I truly hope the poachers become less before we lose this wonderous creature.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

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    • They are beautiful amd very powerful and, I believe, very short-sighted which may be how the hunters get so close to shoot them. I hope we don’t lose the battle to save them.

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  5. I love the shots and agree completely with Col.

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  6. I have always been rather partial to that line of Dylan’s

    “Money doesn’t talk, it swears.”

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  7. The way we treat our wildlife is shocking.

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  8. yeah, “Money speaks
    History weeps”

    i’m still hoping there’ll come a day when money loses its power to outshout everything else… it’ll be utter chaos, i know, but it’ll have a semblance of sanity that will allow us to see what’s really real

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  9. Beautiful shots. So glad that you had a chance to view them up close and personal.

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    • Thanks, Nancy. I was very lucky to get these particular shots. I had all but given up hope, having only seen a large group of rhino in the distance, way across the savannah.

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  10. so sad…rhinos are my absolute favorite animal…have been since i was a kid…to think them culled for their horns breaks my heart…

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    • They are so strong, Brian, and almost prehistoric-looking but with such beautiful clear-cut lines. We rounded a bend in the road and there they were! Wonderful!

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  11. How lovely that you saw these amazing creatures, adee. Your photos are wonderful. Your poem says it all. Such a tragedy for us and the next generations.

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    • Thank you so much, AD! I really hope they survive for fhe future generations. We are responsible for so much devastation to the environment it would be wonderful if we could succeed in preserving these beautiful animals.

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  12. Oh Goodness, you were awfully close. Wonderful pictures though. I felt as if I were sitting there next to you.

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    • Very close, Jeannie, within reach if my arm was a little longer, but they were strolling along, grazing peacefully. I wasn’t at all scared. To tell you the truth, one of the elephants was 100x more scary!

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