Rhino Wrangled: Ensuring a Species Survival
If you love an image (whether it's yours or someone else's) and want to make sure others get a chance to see it, you can “feature” it by choosing the “Spotlight” button.
When an image is Spotlighted, it receives enhanced visibility in premium spots throughout the site. Spotlighted images are rotated through these higher-visibility positions to ensure the best opportunity for the images to be seen by JPG users.
If you see a great photo that would make a perfect entry for one of our Shoot Out photo contests but it was uploaded by another user, now you can enter that photo in the contest and, if it wins, you get to share in the contest winnings.
Like a photo editor, if you've got an eye for great work, find it and submit it to a contest. If it wins, since you staked the entry fee, you'll take home part of the prize (the rest, of course, goes to the member who shot the image).
Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.
Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!
Photo license: © All rights reserved
The Mkhaya Game Reserve in central Swaziland is dedicated to the preservation of the white and black African rhinocerous. In the 21st century you can only find rhinos in protected areas. The Northern African white has been decimated by civil war and poaching. Last count is there are two left in the Congo. The Indian one horned species is similarly threatened in Nepal and India. One way to insure this ancient mammal's survival is to transplant breeding individuals to new protected areas. In 2006 I traveled to Swaziland to work on the preserve. Three bachelor rhinos were captured and transported to a new game park in South Africa, wrangled much the same way any grazing animal is. You simply need a larger rope, some very good drugs and a few more warm bodies.
One Sunday afternoon in May, Mick Reilly, Mkhaya's manager (in the floppy hat that has seen better days) and his staff of dedicated rangers led a 3 year old male to new citizenship and fresh females across the Swaziland/South African border. These efforts will ensure the continued presence of rhinos on our planet.
Also by N. Chrystine Olson
Please Login or Sign Up
Login or Sign Up
Need contest credits? Get 'em here!
Payments are processed by PayPal and you will be automatically forwarded to PayPal to complete your transaction. It may take a few minutes after you complete your transaction for you contest credits to update. We will send an email to your registered email address once we have received a successful transaction from PayPal and updated you credits.
Select a Shoot Out contest credit package below.