This is a rhino that had infiltrated the waterhole about 1 hour after being kicked out by a herd of 35 elephants at Etosha National Park in Namibia. Earlier in the evening, when the elephants came rumbling in, they chased out every animal that was drinking or hanging out near the waterhole, including 5 lions that were stalking prey trying to get a cheap meal that night. I figure this rhino got tired of the elephants monopolizing the water hole. He made a mad dash for the center of the pond and proceeded to just stand there, hence half of his body is dark from being partially submersed. After about 10 minutes of mocking the bull elephant, the bull lifted up his trunk and let out an incredible noise followed by chasing the rhino out of the middle of the hole. The wall that separates the observers (me) and the animals (them) is only a 3 to 4 foot high stone structure. This rhino allows the bull to chase him out at the far end of the pool, then proceeds to prance very slowly along the wall that separates us. He was less than 8 feet away from me at the time of this photo. He walked by so slowly along the 100 meter or so wall in a manner that made me think he was saying, "Did you people see what I just did crashing the party." I'm convinced he was thinking this is, because just as he was getting toward the end of his casual procession to the people, the bull elephant came roaring toward him and really chased him away. It was incredibly enjoyable to witness.
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