22 September 2011 marks World Rhino Day and as things hot up on the Conservation Front I decided that instead of getting on my soapbox and simply regurgitating facts that seem to be swirling around I took myself off to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in kwaZulu-Natal where the Rhinoceros is king. For two and a half days we traversed the Park from one side to the other and photographed almost every Rhino we saw. Unfortunately, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi conservators have made the decision, in the interest of the animals, to keep huge areas of the park as wilderness areas and they cannot be accessed by road. This, of course, is not a good situation for a photographer but we made the best of a limited situation and zipped around from Rhino to Rhino (white only as the Black ones seemed to have hidden themselves well).
So, here’s my contribution to World Rhino Day and spreading the awareness. Should anyone want to copy the images below to spread the word about the plight of the Rhino and raise awareness for this critical situation please feel free to do so.