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Entries in Royal Chitwan National Park (3)


More Rhinos

A mother and baby one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) at daybreak in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal (see Rhinos). Photo was taken from safely on top of an elephant (see Elephants in the Mist). [NOTE: It's worth mentioning that I know nothing about rhinos.  I was actually in Nepal to look at what rhinos - and the portage elephants used in the tourist industry - eat, and what that does to the forest]. 


Elephants in the Mist

Another image from the Tarai region of Nepal.  Went out early in the morning to look for rhinos.  A dense fog appeared as the sun started to come up.  Didn't see any rhinos. [NOTE: This image was scanned from a (slightly wrinkled) print].



I took this from on top of an elephant in Royal Chitwan National Park.  The handler, climbing down to pee, told me he'd be "right back".  Out of nowhere appeared a baby rhino, and then, not far behind, her mother. I had no idea how to get the elephant to move, so there I sat, snapping pictures of some of the last one-horned rhinos (Rhinocerus unicornis) in the world and being very thankful that these magnificent creatures have such poor eyesight. [NOTE: see Scenes from Kathmandu for a brief explanation of what I was doing in the Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal.]