I recently had one of my most memorable wildlife sightings of all time. I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with a baby rhino and her mother on a secret location in Kenya. The baby was just a couple of days old and the show she put on was one of the cutest things I have ever witnessed in my wildlife photography career. The tiny girl ran circles around her mum and I am pleased to report that this rhino is safe and being protected by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers.
Rhino Mother and Calf - This rhino calf is just two days old and is learning to run for the first time. Her mother grazes peacefully beside her as she finds her legs (secret location in Kenya).
Coming At You - This tiny rhino ran straight towards me; allowing me to capture this portrait of her with both front legs in the air. It was an utterly delightful experience (secret location in Kenya).
Learning to Run - A baby rhino stretches her legs and increases her strides, learning to run (secret location in Kenya).
Run Rhino Run - Rhinos are under severe poaching pressure but this little calf (in a secret location in Kenya) is under permanent guard by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers. Both her and her mother are happy, safe, and living wild and free in Africa.
Taking a Load Off - This young rhino girl was tired of practicing her running and decided to just take a load off (secret location in Kenya).
Taking A Break - This young rhino girl was tired of practicing her running and decided to take a break (secret location in Kenya).
The Wrong End - After running amok, this rhino girl developed a thirst and she knew her mother had the answer. The only trouble was that she was trying to drink at the wrong end; the mother's teats are between the back legs (secret location in Kenya).
Walk On - A tiny rhino walks on. We have to do everything we can to make sure that as a species, the rhinoceros lives on (secret location in Kenya).
Rhino Bums - This rhino is a newborn and embarking on life's journey with her mother. As a female calf she will remain with her mother permanently, even after she is grown up (secret location, Kenya).
Quenching A Thirst - Finally the baby girl found the teat (see the caption for 'The Wrong End').
Side By Side - A mother rhino and her calf, side by side, in a reserve in Kenya (location not disclosed for poaching reasons).