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Posted 04 February 2016 - 01:32 PM

Meru rhino sanctuary January 2016

 

 

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 09:21 AM

~ @PT123

 

Terrific Meru Rhino images !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Many, many thanks for posting these in this forum.

 

I especially enjoy seeing the lush vegetation and wildflowers.

 

That shows how the rains have reinvigorated the area.

 

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:37 AM

Asante sana @Tom Kellie

 

Meru was very lush and green with dense vegetation that was good for the animals but admittedly made spotting a bit more difficult.  The flowers were in bloom in some places and I enjoyed seeing the baobab trees with full green canopies.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:53 PM

Date:13/02/2016
Location: Nairobi National park
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All I can say is....let's conserve them for posterity.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:03 PM

Date:13/02/2016
Location: Nairobi National park
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All I can say is....let's conserve them for posterity.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:32 PM

~ @Peter Muigai.

 

Yes!

 

They deserve full protection.

 

Your lovely image somehow brings out and emphasizes their nobility.

 

The rhino in the rear has an enormous horn!

 

Thank you for posting these and for expressing your feelings.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

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Nairobi National Park Trio

 
Taken on 31 January, 2016 at 4:56 pm in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens
ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/5000 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Porini’s Nairobi Tented Camp
 
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~ Upon arrival in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport I was met and driven into Nairobi National Park to the Nairobi Tented Camp. The one-night stay was in conjunction with a one-week stay at Porini Lion in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
 
After freshening up in the lovely tent under tall trees, I was guided by Andrew Saruni on a multi-hour game drive. His high expertise resulted in numerous outstanding sightings, including this white rhinoceros trio with Nairobi's skyline behind them.
 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:20 AM

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Up Close and Personal

 
Taken on 4 October, 2015 at 9:57 am in Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Leopard Hills
 
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~ The size of a white rhino's mouth never impressed me until first meeting one at close range. As this image shows, the wide mouth is broad, with a flared opening at the lips.
 
This particular rhino walked over to the safari vehicle from the shady spot where we'd first seen it, facilitating this image. I'm very partial to rhinos, enjoying each sighting as though it were the first.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:45 AM

Agree 100%!!

 

 

"I'm very partial to rhinos, enjoying each sighting as though it were the first."


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:06 AM

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Like No Other

 
Taken on 4 October, 2015 at 9:58 am in Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., 400mm handheld Manual exposure while on a game drive from Leopard Hills
 
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~ It's certainly true that being on safari in Africa one continuously feels privileged to have close sightings of what are fairly rare animals. Yet white or black rhino sightings in the wild have a thrill like no other.
 
Their magnificent bulk, improbable form, and striking presence shakes up my complacency with every sighting. When this white rhino was next to me, I couldn't stop grinning, feeling richly blessed.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:27 AM

Nairobian.
Always amazing to shoot rhinos with the city background.

@Tom Kellie and @amybatt

This will be on the list of shots to take if we get a good chance during the reunion, ooh and plus the elusive Zorilla....lol
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 09:47 AM

The mayor of Nairobi?


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:38 AM

@Peter Muigai. Many thanks for all your recent photo uploads from Nairobi National Park - have you introduced yourself by starting a new topic in this forum? Please feel free to tell us about your work and perhaps if time permits post some guiding experiences here: do pass on ST's regard to Anton and Emma.

 

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 05:57 AM

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Stolid Grazer

 
Photographed at 5:16 pm on 19 January, 2016 at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.
 
ISO 200, 1/100 sec., f/4, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
 
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~ Throughout my stay as a guest at Leopard Hills in January, 2016 there were plentiful, regular sightings of both leopards and white rhinos. It was a cavalcade of both species, day after day.
 
What most surprised me was that the sightings were of different individuals, rather than continuous repeats. This rhino was enjoying grass beside a slight bend in a dusty track.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:11 AM

The young Rhinos are growing up, Lets try and ensure they are always safe.

Only in Nairobi National Park can you get such a photo.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 07:03 AM

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Meru Rhino on the Run

 
Taken on 30 September, 2014 at 11:13 am in the Meru National Park Rhino Sanctuary, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens
ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec., 400mm handheld Manual shooting mode in a safari van guided by @Anthony Gitau of Bigmac Africa Safaris.
 
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~ We'd enjoyed an especially productive morning with several fine kudu sightings, various birds, butterflies, dragonflies, all under lovely sunny skies.
 
Rounding a corner, Anthony pointed out a rhino watching us. It turned and broke into a fast run, heading down toward the gravel bar near the river.
 
For several minutes we observed the rhino from a discreet distance, enjoying the sense of freedom which Meru offers to both resident wildlife and fortunate visitors.
 
 

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