By Rebecca Lewis @RebeccaSLewis
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The tense stand-off occurred in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, between four rhinos.
In a scene more common in a playground than in the African bush, two young rhinos were relaxing by the water when the older animals suddenly disturbed them.
Not content to share the watering hole, the larger animals began to act aggressively towards the smaller rhinos by locking its horn underneath one of the victim’s legs and head-butting another.
It wasn’t before long the bullies pursued the young rhinos around the watering hole and chased them out.
Christa Niederer, a photographer from South Africa, watched the exchange.
She said: “The rhinos ran around the waterhole at a surprising speed, the ground shaking as they thundered past.
“First the smaller rhino passed me at a gallop with all four legs above ground only to be followed by a big rhino that was just as surprisingly nimble.
“At one stage, one of the smaller rhinos tried to disappear into the bushes but was cut off by one of the bullies and had to run through the water.
“Eventually they all seemed to tire down and the smaller rhinos grabbed the opportunity for a hasty retreat.
“Rhinos are presently heavily poached for their horns and numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate.
“I therefore felt particularly lucky to witness this rhino dispute when I was in the Kruger National Park, South Africa last year.”