October 5, 2013

Greater One-Horned (Indian) Rhinoceroses, Fort Worth Zoo

Photograph by Joel Sartore

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Four-month-old Asha (Hope in Hindi) will stick close to its mother for up to two years. In zoos and in the wild, this rhino species is growing in numbers.

Sartore photographed the rhinoceroses as part of his Photo Ark project, through which he is documenting thousands of rare species. "Half of all the species on Earth could be headed irreversibly toward extinction by 2100. Not if I can help it," Sartore says. "That's the idea behind the Photo Ark: getting the public to look these creatures in the eye, then care enough to save them while there's still time."

See more pictures from the October 2013 feature story "Building the Ark."

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18 comments
Francis Jackson
Francis Jackson

What a fantastic photo - thank you for sharing with the world - Beautiful pic

Duatri Rondonuwu
Duatri Rondonuwu

We have that at Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia,

But shame, the number going down,,

Shannon T
Shannon T

They're posing. That's adorable.

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Indian Rhinoceroses  — by Joel Sartore

Like an archive diorama.  A wonderful portrait for viewers and posterity.

Anyone who sees Rhinoceros understands their evolution from ancient to the present day.

A large animal on a black backgroound; Joel deserves some credit for his effort to make this photograph.

— Gary Conn

Janice H.
Janice H.

These animals are magnificent, almost unreal, and just amazingly fascinating!    

Anna Wooten
Anna Wooten

The baby Rhino gives us hope that our earth is not over yet.

antonio chiumenti
antonio chiumenti

these photos will last as a testimony of a world we hope  will never disappear. they are absolute; so abstracted from their environment and yet so real. 

Ronnie Evans
Ronnie Evans

Big and chubby... Just the way I like it!

Skaya G.
Skaya G.

de superbe animaux, mit en valeur par de très bon photographes.

merci, de nous montrer la beauté de la nature et qu'il est important de la préserver.

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Whilst these are wonderful photos, can we have some variety please?


Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 5/10 zoom lenses 

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

This is a very wonderful Project you're doing!! Bless you and the animals!!

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

@J S agree, i have been waiting two weeks plus to change my wallpaper.

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