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May 12, 2012
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Model Super6k
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1/20 second
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Date Taken
Jul 12, 2012, 11:35:24 AM
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Tired by Heatherzart Tired by Heatherzart
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20" x 30" x 2"

A Southern White Rhino from the San Diego Safari Park, the most successful breeders of white rhinos in the world, this endangered species that was once almost extinct and down to 8 rhinos left in the wild and now there are several thousand. Poaching of course is the number one cause of the decline of all rhino species which is so ridiculous when you realize that their horns contain no magic elixir for virility or anything else - it's just keratin like your hair and it grows from their skin, not their bones. I think this picture is so magnificent because it shows how fibrous and rough their horns really are and then of course the message that they're tired. Tired from the sheer effort of carrying their weight around and also tired of being hunted for what amounts to a big ball of hair.

New professional photo and I've updated print accessories, finally!
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mojaveraider Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Reminds me of my ol' Chevy... :P
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Heatherzart Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
hahahaha!  I love that
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arwenpandora Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is beautiful.. may I share this on a protect rhinos group on Facebook?
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:iconheatherzart:
Heatherzart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Please do!  I belong to one myself.  It's so frustrating hearing about their slaughter for something so stupid as a horn
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:iconarwenpandora:
arwenpandora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much. :)
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Beautiful work, as always.
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, your work is really amazing :D
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Windicious Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Such beautiful animals.
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautifully done! Why people want to kill them so cruely, I don't know!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :aww:
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