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The Crash by MorkelErasmus The Crash by MorkelErasmus
Rhino numbers have been crashing in the wake of a recent spike in poaching.

A "herd" of rhinoceros is called a CRASH.

This crash was safe, for the time being.

RHINO HORN IS NOT MEDICINE
RHINO HORN DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE
RHINO HORN CURES NOTHING
STOP RHINO POACHING

www.stoprhinopoaching.com

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:iconsounder1995:
Sounder1995 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These appear to be white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum); am I correct?
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Blablaur Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Pretty sure you are. Also *thumbs up* for the message:

RHINO HORN IS NOT MEDICINE
RHINO HORN DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE
RHINO HORN CURES NOTHING
STOP RHINO POACHING

would like to add rhino horns are made from the same material as our hair and nails. the poacher not really the core problem... those are usually people who live in extremely poor country's they don't kill rhinos because the want luxury items, they do it cause it gives them money to tend to there family... the problem are the people who offer a hole lot of money for the horns to sell it to idiots who thinks its a natural viagra or make knifes from it. Strike the merchants who profit on suffering of rhinos and humans alike. Educate the people who thinks horns can be made into medicine. And support WWF so the can offer the option to people to be rangers instead of poachers.   
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yuhab Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
superb...!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
:iconmypleasuresignplz:
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ghost111999111 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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Foxw1ns Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
'Come at us bro! xD
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   General Artist
its all thanks to the Chinese
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yup :(
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:iconsemuele:
Semuele Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Stunning!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks...
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Redbuddha15 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This art is featured on this page [link] :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconredbuddha15:
Redbuddha15 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
NP
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:iconflyinglion76:
FlyingLion76 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RHINOS!!!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconemizael:
emizael Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great shot!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconachanak:
achanak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
amazing!!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Did this happen to be in Kruger? We saw a rhino while we were there with an intensely long horn that looked very similar to this fellow. I wasn't lucky enough to get a picture this close, but he was amazing to see!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks...I don't disclose location of rhinos publicly anymore due to the poaching scourge, I hope you understand :(
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh yes, sorry, I didn't think about that. My apologies.
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StubFarlow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wonderful shot. Can we assume this is a family photo?
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yes it is indeed a family. Dominant bull with one of his cows and her calf.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious! :dummy:

Have you heard about/seen the programs which tranquelize wild rhinos and humanely remove their horns [they grow back in about 2/3 years] so they are not targeted by poachers? I forget where I read about it :confused: Maybe NatGeo.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
yup...yet some of those are even killed for the stumps that are left when the horn is removed!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;[ Not cool.
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I featured this here: [link] :heart:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks...
:)
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RinFlorin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
excellent shot
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
appreciate your comment!
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:iconwild-n-stuff:
Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
this gives off a powerful message.

thank you!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
my pleasure! :D
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silverlakephotos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome. Every Rhino poacher should hung by their toes and placed in front of a crash of angry rhinos.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
I agree.
And they should be "de-horned" if you know what I mean ;)

Thanks for the kind words. :)
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silverlakephotos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep I know what you mean and I couldn't agree more.:devil: And you're most welcome.:)
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:iconpainmistress:
Painmistress Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great shot!Plus, that stuff doesn`t even work!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes! Thanks...
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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meihua Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
What a beautiful family! It's so sad that their horn is worth so much to poachers :( In Asia, the horn is actually used more for cancer prevention than as an aphrodisiac, but either way, there are much cheaper and more effective alternatives.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks...it is indeed a dire situation...
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lionback Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
saw one of these destroy a male buffalo on youtube.. was so out gunned my the rhino I was amazed it could not see it was going to loose the stand off. found it sad and distressing to watch.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes that altercation is amazing!
thanks...
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