Watch: Intense moment black rhino charges group of photographers
This is the moment a black rhino charges towards a couple busy taking photographs – stopping just 20cm from their car.
Heart-stopping footage shows the pair excitedly watching as the endangered rhino surges towards their vehicle at break neck speed.
The rhino – which could weigh up to 1,350kg – amazingly stopped just 20cm from the pair’s vehicle, leaving the two unscathed as they sat in their safari Jeep in South Africa.
Farm manager Andrew Taylor, 28, and assistant lodge manager Sam Vorster captured the scary attack while driving back from a cheetah sighting.
Sam – who had forgotten his glasses and initially thought the rhino was simply a large rock – said: “We went to the cheetah and on the way back we saw a great rock which was out of place. I pointed this rock out to Andrew who laughed and told me it wasn’t a rock, but a black rhino.
“We stopped and as we did so, the breaks squeaked. This immediately aroused the rhino’s curiosity.
“I dropped my phone which I was recording on because Andrew jumped onto my lap.
“The rhino stopped its charge and turned around about 20cm from the car door. We both got the giggles and left the rhino to be grumpy by himself. We then watched the video of him coming for us a few times over giggling like little school-girls.”
Sam added: “I don’t spend much time out in the field anymore so it was very special seeing this beautiful creature.