Two photographers have captured the terrifying moment a black rhino charged towards their car.

For two workers at Kruger National Park in South Africa, trying to see some cheetahs on their lunch break turned into much more than they bargained for.

Farm manager Andrew Taylor, 28, and assistant lodge manager Sam Vorster, 27, said they heard from park visitors about a cheetah sighting. The two decided to search for the big cats on their free time. This would prove to be a near costly choice — when what Taylor thought was just a large rock turned out to be a black rhinoceros.

Once they realized they had a rare chance to see the critically endangered species, the two men parked their jeep to start recording the beautiful creature.

“We stopped and as we stopped, the brakes squeaked. This immediately aroused the rhino’s curiosity,” assistant lodge manager Sam told Latest Sightings.

Dramatic footage posted to YouTube shows the rhino charging at full-speed towards their car, before the video abruptly cuts out.

“I dropped my phone which I was recording on because Andrew jumped onto my lap,” Sam said.

“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.”

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