Canon EOS 1DX Mark II with a Canon EF 600mm f/4L lens with a 1.4x III converter.
ISO 1600. 1/250 sec @ 5.6 set manually.
Mphonglolo Loop, near Shingwedzi, Kruger National Park, South Africa
They got very close to the vehicle when suddenly all hell broke loose and they had a full go at each other. The sound of their crashing horns was incredible. They probably weigh the best part of 900Kg each and we feared they would come crashing into the vehicle as they were totally oblivious of our presence. I quickly grabbed a body with a 70-200mm lens attached and started capturing a series of images. This fight went on for some time and was extremely ferocious. We did back off because of the ferocity, which was just as well as they came crashing “locked together” just where the vehicle had been. Could have been very messy!
The following six images show just how serious they were. They unfortunately then broke apart with the one on the left in the images seeming to get the upper had and went thundering off into the deeper bush. An interesting aspect was the way they defecated all the time they were fighting – talking about cra….. oneself.
All images captured with a Canon EOS 1DX mark II with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM lens at focal distances varying between 125mm and 175mm. Exposure was set manually at 1/320 sec @ f/5.6. ISO 800.