Unless they are standing very much further back.... the Rino seems very large in comparison with the Zebras. His head in the photo is as long as the length of the Zebras. Not normal under any circumstances as I am from South Africa where I come in contact with these animals constantly
Sorry I am not questioning the composition of the photo - I think its a great photo even if it was "put together" as such. I do love that you have done it in Black & White.
Turning photos into B & W is also a good way of turning uninteresting photos into something special and different and giving them "life".
The composition of this photo makes it truly beautiful!
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Hi Joey. I'm sorry. By mistake I click on wrong bottom. I like what you said. Sorry. Kindest regards
There is nothing fragile about zebras, and the rhino is mightly strong. To see them together in one picture makes it seem that they as animals can and do co exist, as many others do in the wild. Wonderful shot,that does'nt need color to bring it to life. j.e.s.
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Is there perspective distortion in the photograph
or can the Black Rhino(Diceros bicornis) be that much bigger than the Plains Zebra(Equus quagga)?
@Sandra HickmanWhat do you mean "put together"? Why so cynical about this photo? It's apparent that the rhino is closer than the zebras. The photo does not look "put together". The sky is perfect. No photoshopping was done here.
@Ram Rao Elsewhere on the site, National Geographic provides graphics representing both the rhino and the zebra's size relative to a 6'2" man. You're right: the difference is not this great. The zebras must be farther away from the lens here (unless they are juveniles and the rhino extremely large for its species?). But what a striking photo!
Sorry. My wording does sound a bit odd - not my intention. It is a great photo and Im not disputing that - the Rhino just looks a bit big compared to the Zebra even if they are slightly further away - I meant that a lot of photos are photoshoped and these days it is difficult to see whats real and whats not because things are so cleverly done. What I meant was that even if it was photoshopped (which is wasn't), it would still be a great photo.
@Sandra Hickman Sandra, I can definitely confirm that this is not photoshopped (other than, of course, the usual processing of exposure and conversion to black and white). The composition is as it came out of the camera, and the rhino simply looks larger because of the perspective - I do not think National Geographic would knowingly feature a photograph like this that had been doctored to artificially make the rhino bigger.
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