More than a horn
I love photographing all wildlife in Africa because you never know what behaviours you may find the animal exhibiting, but my all-time favourite subject has to be the rhino. I am slightly biased – I’ve studied the black rhino, so I know how amazing these creatures are.
Aside from the fact that they are my favourite animal, rhinos are notoriously difficult to photograph. As white rhinos have very long, low-slung jaws, it’s almost impossible to get a photo of them looking at you. Black rhinos are shy and particularly skittish; I’m sure many photographers have their fair share of rhino bottom photos as they disappear into the bush!
Because rhinos don’t usually stick around long enough for tourists to observe their natural behaviours, I think that they’re quite misunderstood and misrepresented. It’s easy to capture the majesty of a male lion or the grandeur of an elephant matriarch, but what about the gentleness of a rhino, the protective mother of her calf, the young bull trying to establish a territory.
It became an obsession to try and capture the rhino how I saw them; as interesting individuals with their own personalities, quirky characteristics and unique behaviours. I love the challenge it brings and that is why the rhino is not just my favourite animal but also my favourite subject to photograph.
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