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Two rhinoceroses standing back-to-back while eating. Shot at the Lion and Rhino Reserve near Muldersdrift, which is close to Johannesburg.

What struck me about them is how much they remind me of dinosaurs we see in movies and books. This is as close to seeing real dinosaurs as we will get. It is difficult to get an idea of their actual size from this picture, but believe me -- they are HUGE!

Note: The rhinoceroses' orange color is not their normal color. It's due to the mud they rolled in earlier.

Additional comments:
1. At first I wanted to crop much closer to the rhinos, but I also wanted to show something of the environment they live in, so I ended up with this crop.
2. I agree that fill-in flash would have been perfect to highlight more of the details on the animals, but how do you approach 1 ton of rhino and ask it to stand still while you flash a light in his face...? :-)

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