Archive for 'Bovidae'

Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris ssp. campestris)

Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris ssp. campestris)

The steenbuck is blending well with the dry grasses, both in color and small size as it reaches no more than 60 cm (24″) in height. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 360 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Gaur (Bos gaurus)

This is a magnificent giant that only fears humans and tigers. It is the largest of all wild cattle and is also called Indian bison by many. Like so many other species this one is also vulnerable due to humans, so seeing herds in their natural state and behavior is such a great experience. Especially […]

Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)

In what seemed like a quite morning with little wildlife in Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, I almost passed by a large group of Himalayan tahrs grazing near the road in a difficult stretch of the road. I was happy to see it was not just a couple of individuals, but a sizeable group spread way […]

Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)

My goal was to get a glimpse of this high altitude species, and on my first morning I did see a lone adult male quite near in. I did get a decent image and was content with that as a first encounter. Then one morning I came across a group grazing in the early morning […]