A day spent in nature is always a day well spent. I recently spent a whole day in a nature reserve and could not believe my luck, even from the start.
I found myself driving down a main road, scanning the bush for game. I noticed another vehicle driving extremely slowly in front of me. As I moved closer, I saw the backside of a rather large animal. I immediately recognised it as a rhino. I asked myself, “why is this car so hesitant to approach the rhino”? White rhino are usually very tolerant of vehicles. Then it hit me. Could it really be?
As I got a view of the animal it struck me. This was not a white rhino! I watched in total awe as a Black Rhino crossed the road in front of me.
It was hands down the most relaxed black rhino that I have ever seen. It moved through a clearing and proceeded to move towards a thicket.
Curiosity got the better of him. A few minutes later it came back out from the thickets. It stood right out in the open, sniffed the air and just stood watching the vehicles for some time.
I most definitely did not expect to have this sort of sighting for the day. A sighting that I will remember for a long time to come.
What a special day – you were blessed to see it.
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Wow, lovely photos. So good to see him close up! Thankfully no poachers around there.
Thanks Taylor. Hope it stays that way!