Roy Mangersnes - Where is he heading?

Roy Mangersnes - Where is he heading?

In 2007 a total of 13 Rhinos were killed in South-Africa. Then a renown politician in Vietnam announced on national TV that he was using Rhino horn to control his chronic illness. The demand exploded and already in 2008 a total of 83 Rhinos were killed. From then it we have witnessed a horrible escalation of the slaughter of this magnificent animal. In 2012 we had to see another 668 Rhinos wiped out in South-Africa alone. The numbers from other countries are unclear but in the last years we have seen sub-species disappearing from Asian and African countries. Only a few weeks ago the last Rhino in Mozambique were shot dead. Last week I was lucky to photograph a healthy population of White Rhinos in South-Africa, but constantly I had the numbers in the back of my mind..., 367 rhinos slaughtered in the country already in May. Where are we heading with this? Where is the Rhino heading?

Location: South-Africa

Posted on 02.06.2013
Photo info - 21.05.2013: NIKON D4, 330 mm, ISO 1250, f 4, 1/500 sec
Tags: Roy Mangersnes South Africa White Rhino wildlife photography
Roy Mangersnes - Where is he heading?

Roy Mangersnes - Where is he heading?

In 2007 a total of 13 Rhinos were killed in South-Africa. Then a renown politician in Vietnam announced on national TV that he was using Rhino horn to control his chronic illness. The demand exploded and already in 2008 a total of 83 Rhinos were killed. From then it we have witnessed a horrible escalation of the slaughter of this magnificent animal. In 2012 we had to see another 668 Rhinos wiped out in South-Africa alone. The numbers from other countries are unclear but in the last years we have seen sub-species disappearing from Asian and African countries. Only a few weeks ago the last Rhino in Mozambique were shot dead. Last week I was lucky to photograph a healthy population of White Rhinos in South-Africa, but constantly I had the numbers in the back of my mind..., 367 rhinos slaughtered in the country already in May. Where are we heading with this? Where is the Rhino heading?

Location: South-Africa

Posted on 02.06.2013
Photo info - 21.05.2013: NIKON D4, 330 mm, ISO 1250, f 4, 1/500 sec
Tags: Roy Mangersnes South Africa White Rhino wildlife photography