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We were lucky enough to see two black rhinos, one on each of our days in the crater. Neither time, however, did we get very close. They move very quickly, and basically in a straight line, so by the time you spot one and try to intercept, they've usually moved out of range of the roads. Additionally, many roads are closed specifically to protect the rhinos' habitat. We agree with that restriction, but it does make viewing them more difficult.

Ngorongoro Crater National Park, Tanzania; Oct 23, 2004
© 2004 susan & grace

-- comments from readers --


You say the Rhino is far away but it looks close in your picture. How powerful is your lens?

--Noah G. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA); Nov 9, 2005

This was shot with a Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR (slammed all the way out to 400, obviously). It was handheld (made possible by the VR - vibration reduction). For more info on this lens and our other gear, check out the gear_technology page.

Good luck on your upcoming safari [Noah & his wife will be using Roys, just like us.]

--Grace; Nov 11, 2005