The photo shows a rhino enjoying an evening mud bath at a waterhole in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe. The area is thankfully well protected against poachers and has a healthy rhino population. From sunset to dusk the rhinos come to drink. This rhino decided however to slip into the water and have a mud bath, alone. I was well hidden in a dugout but for a second it seemed to sense me as I took this shot, before it carried on with its bath. As cliche as it sounds I felt that it looked right through me. I hope that the photograph captures is gentleness and vulnerability.
|Photo Location:||Near Chiredzi town, Zimbabwe|
|Camera:||Canon EOS R5|
|Copyright:||© Claude Levy|