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Chitwan safari - 4

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 25 July 2014 in Animal & Insect.

After the excitement of spotting a few animals we spent quite a while without a viewing. Lulled into a state of 'enjoying the scenery' I was suddenly startled by the guide who leapt up and pointed to the right into the trees. I swung my camera around and clicked. (see photograph here) I couldn't see anything at all!

Suddenly I saw it, a rhinoceros!

The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) became unsettled at the jeep rolling to a stop nearby and, grass in mouth, began moving more and more quickly until it doubled back and ran around onto the road, leaving a trail of dust in the air. I was as exhilarated as scared as this unpredictable monolithic animal belted across the road in front of us. I hoped that it wouldn't take it into its head to attack the jeep.

It stopped and considered its options, then thankfully it ran off away to the left into the cover of the forest. It was then the guide shared another experience with us. I am so glad I had not see or heard about this video before I joined the safari! (View the video here).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 121 mm

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k@ from Paris, France

What an apparition in such beautiful tones.

25 Jul 2014 5:57am

@k@: Apparition it was! Thanks K

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

A MOST IMPRESSIVE ENCOUNTER H*

25 Jul 2014 6:38am

@Dimitrios: Thanks D! Nice to see on safari with me!

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !!!!!!

25 Jul 2014 4:17pm

Langevine from Angers, France

oh superbe

26 Jul 2014 6:23am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! This is fantastic !!! You are Lucky Helen...may be you have a lovely Fairy Godmother who's always near you !!( Ahem...do I remember telling you that I am seated there next to you ?) :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

28 Jul 2014 11:23am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great moment and perfect framing for that! Good, that the meeting went well - the video is scary, indeed.

3 Aug 2014 4:24am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

I imagine this was quite an impressive experience - especially for it to emerge out of the woods like it did. Thanks for sharing to Aminus3 Discover Helen, it's been posted.

4 Aug 2014 8:37am

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