Tantrum Trio

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    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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    1. Hector16 32 months ago | reply

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

    2. Elné 32 months ago | reply

      Dis nou wat mens brekers noem. :)

    3. Jambo53 (on track) 32 months ago | reply

      Prima verhaal en mooie foto, Callie!

    4. gvst* 32 months ago | reply

      Lucky you to get a shot like this !

    5. Rainbirder 32 months ago | reply

      Nice image of these three bruisers!!!

    6. AnyMotion 32 months ago | reply

      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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    7. Elma_Ben 32 months ago | reply

      They are beautiful!

    8. hbwphbwp 32 months ago | reply

      fantastic!!!!!!

    9. hammy15 32 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot Callie!!!

    10. Wild through my eyes 32 months ago | reply

      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...

    11. Johndoyleireland 32 months ago | reply

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

    12. Karenoc11 32 months ago | reply

      Great photo!
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    13. -theTripleR- 32 months ago | reply

      nice one Callie

    14. Frik Erasmus1 32 months ago | reply

      Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel Callie, mooi foto.

    15. Aquarius15 32 months ago | reply

      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 !

    16. StProc. 32 months ago | reply

      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.

    17. ✾`*• corneliq ✾`*• 32 months ago | reply

      As ons net 1 sien spring ons uit ons velle van blydskap, jy kry sommer 3.. hoe gelukkig kan 'n mens nou wees!
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    18. Wild through my eyes 32 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot Sir...

    19. rudyerasmus 31 months ago | reply

      Mooi ware filosofie wat jy daar geskyf het ,

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