Lethal Moonlight

After hearing a loud bang, this black rhino runs through the African bush. Poachers use the bright light during full moon to track the rhinos for their horn. Although the horns have the same composition as human hair and fingernails, people in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore believe it has medicinal value. Rhinos roamed through Africa in relative peace for thousands of years. Now, they are under constant threat, heading towards extinction.

This photo was shortlisted by National Geographic for the Nature Photographer of the Year competition (2018).

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Awi Rabelista



Awards and nominations

Shortlisted by National Geographic for Nature Photographer of the Year 2018