rhino 31st Place – 2015 Natural World Photography Competition

Title: The World In Our Hands

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe

When a black rhino calf was found lost and dehydrated, it was brought in for rehabilitation at Malilangwe reserve. There, anti-poaching scouts are caring for it until it grows older. Illegal hunting of black rhinos for their horns has almost extinguished this African species. Photographer Hilary O’Leary of Zimbabwe says, “We can save them, but time is running out and the burden of responsibility is currently carried by few.”