The Balance of Nature


In the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, we had a special sighting of a pair of white rhinos.

Seeing rhinos in the wild is always special, as these magnificent creatures are critically endangered.

It was the first occasion on which we had seen wild rhinos in ten years, and only in recent years, has there been a de-horning project in operation to protect rhinos from poaching.

While it is a dreadful shame to see a rhino without its horn, it is far better than the alternative!

Here, nature demonstrates its balance in the harmony that exists between the white rhino and the oxpecker.  Both benefit from each other's existence, and in this image, a red-billed oxpecker flapped its wings as it hitched a ride.

Published on Saturday, 10 December, 2022.


Date Wednesday, 2 November, 2022
Time 4:27pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/1,000th of a second
ISO 1,600
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 11.30m



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