Friday, March 9, 2012

Asian Rhino



Lisbon Zoo
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This post is linked to Weekend Reflections

31 comments:

Steffe said...

Some of the toughest animals in the world.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindissimas fotos! Esse amiguinho aí é enorme! :)
Léia

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I always wonder what God was thinking when he put together such an unusual looking animal!

ladyfi said...

Amazing shots and so close up too!

Sharon said...

What a fierce looking animal but, he doe look quite content with this pond to submerge in.

Sylvia K said...

I love the up close and personal captures, JM! Wonderful animal! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what great shots!

Sivinden said...

Very detailed captures of a fascinating animal! - swimming in reflections;)

James said...

Cool shots! Rhinos are amazing animals.

Doru said...

Stunning! Thank you!

Halcyon said...

I thought for a minute this was actually to photos. Great reflection. He's sorta cute, I think!

Karl said...

Oh... nice pet ;-)

VP said...

Impressive 'portrait'...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photos.

Regards and best wishes

AGMPRISMA said...

Inmpresionante.

orvokki said...

Almost cut animal.. :D
Great shot.
Happy weekend... !!

Susan said...

A RHino!! How cool is that!? Such a clever subject.
I do love your photos and just took a trip back in time thru your blog...you have a wonderful eye for composition. Inspiring.

Gine said...

C'est un plaisantin !

RedPat said...

He's got his eye on you in that 2nd shot!

Kay said...

Fascinating way to capture reflections! I understand that African rhinos are among the nastiest of beasts; I imagine the Asian versions are no more gentle. It's nice to look one in the eye from this sort of safe distance!

Lowell said...

I think you woke him up! And he gave you the old evil eye! Don't think I'd want to argue with this guy. But he could be a politician with that thick skin!

These are super sharp, very beautiful photos! Makes me feel like I'm standing next to you!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh do Rhinos do a hippo thing. I didn't know that. The ones at our zoo live in a dry patch so are all about kicking up dust.

The berries over at Burnbrae are an ornamental shrub ... vibernum

JM said...

@Lowell: Actually, I think I did! :-)

@Joan: The Asian Rhinos do, not the African ones, which might be those you are referring to.
Thanks for the info on the berry.

Bob Crowe said...

Does the waterline depend on the weight of the load?

cieldequimper said...

So nice to meet you!

Andrew said...

So wonderful to see...

Kathy said...

Wow! Amazing photos. I've never seen a rhino in water before!

Randy said...

He looks happy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh wow, excellent images JM, he's a horny old fellow!

NixBlog said...

Nice ones!

AB said...

Great close-up shot. That face has character!