Tantrum Trio

We followed these three rhinos from across Mankwe dam as they were walking down the side of the hill towards the water. It was amusing to see how the zebras made way for this trio as they approached the water's edge. It was wonderful just to watch the interaction of the animals and for a change to shoot in the environment images instead of the normal in your face pictures that I shoot most of the time.

I know a lot of my Flickr contacts have a very soft spot for these unfortunate hairy horn medicine bearers and when one sees them like this, free and wild as they were created to be, one is appalled at the myopic outlook and greed of homo sapiens. No wonder Nietzsche said that man was created more ape than many a simian!

The species name homo sapiens, meaning wise man was given to humans in 1758. But given our greed and stupidity, not to forget our short-sighted behaviour, that name needs to be changed, one writer claims. Some put forward the name of homo complexus saying that we are a complex species. NO! I say selfish is much nearer to the truth, especially around the way nature is exploited. ~ Pilanesberg Nature Reserve ~ D3S 50188W

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  • Robert Muckley 3y

    I definitely have a soft spot for them! A super shot and I agree it is nice to see their environment too!
  • Elné 3y

    Dis nou wat mens brekers noem. :)
  • Jambo53 (on track) 3y

    Prima verhaal en mooie foto, Callie!
  • gabi 3y

    Lucky you to get a shot like this !
  • Steve Garvie 3y

    Nice image of these three bruisers!!!
  • Achim 3y

    Your words are so true
    and it's a real joy to see your capture of three of these wonderful creatures in the wild, my friend !!
    Thanks for sharing, Callie !!

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  • Elma Ben 3y

    They are beautiful!
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  • hammy15 3y

    Excellent shot Callie!!!
  • Wild through my eyes 3y

    when i see them in wild 1 time Sir...i m really in love with them...really magnificent creature...soo classic....soo powerful...amazing
    salute you...
  • John 3y

    Well said sir!!!! It's special to see these beauties in the wild!!!! Nice grouped together for a super shot!!!
  • Karen 3y

    Great photo!
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  • -theTripleR- 3y

    nice one Callie
  • Frik Erasmus 3y

    Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel Callie, mooi foto.
  • Aquarius15 3y

    Excellent capture of these beautiful rhinos in the wild where they belong !
    Dank je wel voor jou verhaal, het is waar, spijtig genoeg.
    Nog een mooie dag Callie !
  • Steve Proctor 3y

    What a fantastic opportunity to see and photograph such commanding creatures. It's such a pity that misinformed and greedy/selfish people cannot admire them for what they are rather than exploit them for what they are not! Your sentiments very much reflect my own on this subject.
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  • Corrie Du Plessis 3y

    As ons net 1 sien spring ons uit ons velle van blydskap, jy kry sommer 3.. hoe gelukkig kan 'n mens nou wees!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Wild through my eyes 3y

    Thanks a lot Sir...
  • rudy erasmus 3y

    Mooi ware filosofie wat jy daar geskyf het ,
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