Caption: Young white rhino (Ceratotherium simum), its hide encrusted with dried red mud, grazing on winter grass, Phongola Nature Reserve,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS telephoto zoom; Focal Length: 170mm; Shutter speed: 1/640; Aperture: f/5; ISO: 400.
Location: Phongola Nature Reserve, in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, extends from the heights of
the Lebombo Mountains, across the Phongolopoort Dam to typical african savannah in the west.
It is the oldest proclaimed conservation area in Africa, originally proclaimed in 1894 by President Paul
The area boasts a bird list of over 300 species and a range of plains game including white rhino,
giraffe, blue wildebeest, kudu, impala, nyala, warthog, waterbuck, common and mountain reedbuck and
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