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Centro Comercial
Dead Tree on Mt. Pinos
Bats
A Pangolin Showing his Tongue!
Waterbok Posing in front of the Drakensberg
Gone Fishin'
Cachoeira da Fumaça
Gafanhoto
A colorful sun rise over the mountains in Yosemite National Park
A Lioness Taking A Drink
Breathtaking views
Little Rhino and Mama
Nature's texture
Old Ironsides
Great Blue Heron rising
Fallen Leaves
Snowy owl and crow
Number 14
Texas Cattle
Subúrbios
Early morning fog taken with Nikon 5100 (auto)
Praying Mantis
Baby wrens
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Little Rhino and Mama

While on a research drive we stopped to watch this mama rhino nursing its calf. I was so taken by the gentleness and grace of the massive creature with its young, the way she rubbed her nose to it as a sign of affection and sociability. Rhinos rub horns as a form of greeting and socializing and she was teaching this to her young one. Once the calf was finished nursing he approached our vehicle, taking care not to stray too far from its mother. The mother was cautious of us but allowed the calf to explore.

TAGS: Africa, Rhino, South Africa, Wildlife

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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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© Lars Nelson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO800
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