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Black rhino drinking at a waterhole


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Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) drinking at a waterhole during blue hour, shortly after sunset. Blue hour generally lasts the 20 to 30 minutes just after sunset and just before sunrise. It is a time when the landscape is suffused with bluish light. The blue light of the sky has resulted in the water in the waterhole appearing a rich blue colour. Black rhinos are browsers, which are crepuscular. Solitary individuals or mothers with calves often meet at waterholes where tensions can result in fighting especially when a female is in oestrous. Adult black rhinos can reach a height of over 1.5 metres and can weigh up to 1400 kilograms. It is thought that In the wild males tend to become sexually active between 17 to 35 years of age. The numbers of Black Rhinos in the wild have reduced considerably over the last 40 years due to poaching and the species is currently classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Filmed at the Moringa waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia, Southern Africa.

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