My Sunday Photo | 29 February 15

My Sunday Photo today is a bit of a household favourite.

It was taken back on on our safari to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

I have always been a lover of all creatures great and small – so there really could have been no better way to spend our first break away together, without the children, just Mikey and I on our own as a couple.

But we particularly love this photo.  We really couldn’t have asked these delightful rhino to pose for the camera any better!!  All beautifully lined up and looking directly at the camera!

But what’s also special to us is the moment it represented and the memory we hold of the when we took it.

It was magical – to share such a wonderful moment with animals under the threat of human greed and in some cases, need.

These were four young males who, as with all rhinos are a little short sighted – so the way in which they came together and headed directly for our jeep to check us out was a truly exhilarating experience.

Luckily these boys are protected as much as can be by the dedicated staff who look out for them, but whilst on our jeep ride earlier that morning, we did find what looked like ‘marker stones’ near to where a mother and baby had made their home.

They are such beautiful and serene creatures.

I only hope my grandchildren get a chance to see them too.

Rhino Charge

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24 Comments

  1. 29th March 2015 / 8:15 am

    What a lovely capture, makes you catch your breath – Amazing! #mysundayphoto

  2. 29th March 2015 / 8:26 am

    Wow, wow, wow! Such an incredible picture, what an experience xx

  3. 29th March 2015 / 11:42 am

    What an amazing experience and amazing photo! Very jealous!

    • 31st March 2015 / 8:26 pm

      It was fantastic I must say. If I could go again I would, so I’m hoping it wasn’t a one time experience. Xxx

  4. 29th March 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Yeah a beautiful picture and I love the black and white, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

    • 31st March 2015 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks Clio. Gotta love a spot of b&w every now and again xx

  5. 29th March 2015 / 2:17 pm

    That is a beautiful photo, a sight I hope to see one day

    • 29th March 2015 / 3:30 pm

      Oh you must. It’s was amazing. Would just love to return one day to see the animals we missed. Xxxx

  6. 29th March 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Ahh, when we went on safari we didn’t get to see rhinos.

    • 29th March 2015 / 3:28 pm

      They were fabulous. We saw both kinds. The thing we didn’t see was a large male lion. It just means we’ll all have to do another one!!!

    • 31st March 2015 / 8:24 pm

      It was the most amazing time – I’d thoroughly recommend it. Xxx

  7. 29th March 2015 / 5:36 pm

    What majestic creatures, beautiful moment captured on film

  8. 29th March 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Oh wow what an amazing sight, lovely in B&W

    Thank you for linking up

  9. 29th March 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Amazing photo. Love it in B&W. So sad that they’re endangered.

    • 31st March 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much. And I know – it breaks my heart – especially having seen them in the wild now too. Xxx

  10. 29th March 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Lovely photo, I can see why it is a family favourite.

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