Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wildlife Photography - Photographing Rhino

Wildlife photography can be challenging at the best of times but every once in a while you find a very willing subject. A few days we had two White Rhino who were happy to oblige.

I have a fondness for photographing Rhino. They offer you the perfect combination of bulk, straight lines and round curves which makes composing your image so much more interesting.

By taking your time, and if the animals aren't in a rush to get away from you, you can take your time and compose your images to try and make the most of the lines and shapes these ancient looking giants offer.

Here are a few of the images I captured a few days ago of the world's largest grass eater.

I like each of these for a different reason. The lines, the shapes.

Somehow it shows the gentle nature of these giants in their natural environment - carrying on with their daily 'business' whether we are there to watch them or not.

Which do you prefer and why?

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time.



Michael Palmer said...

I like the last one where he has the ear turned = )

T and S said...

Gerry : This is an amazing series of shots of the Rhino in the wild. Very well done and thanks for sharing....Thomas

Paz said...

All wonderful photos. I love the ones with the bird on his shoulder. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Looks he has one ear pointed to you. Does he know you are there?

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Stunning sequence Gerry, I like the 2nd to last, the ridges across the Rhinos backs looked linked, simply great.