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water buffalo
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 1 N: 586] (7700)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, Canon EF100-400 IS, Fuji Provia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-16 6:22
Viewed: 3173
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Asia is the native home of the water buffalo, with 95% of the world population of water buffalo, with about half of the total in India. Many Asian countries depend on the water buffalo as its primary bovine species. It is valuable for its meat and milk as well as the labour it performs. As of 1992 the Asian population was estimated at 141 million. The fat content of buffalo milk is the highest amongst farm animals and the butterfat is a major source of ghee in some Asian countries. Its success in Asia is evident by its extensive range. Both variants occur in Asia. River buffalo are found in elevations of 2,800 m in Nepal, and swamp buffalo are found throughout the lowland tropics. Part of their success is due to their ability to thrive on poor foodstuffs and yet be valuable economically. Moreover they are much better suited to plough the muddy paddy fields as they are better adapted than common cattle (Bos taurus) to move in swamps. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

in Israel large herd lives in the Hula valley.

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Hello Eyal,
A splendid capture of these Water Buffalo in their natural environment.
The little bird winging its way past is an added bonus.
Its really good to see an informative note with your posts again.
I was worried that people might stop critiquing your shots because of the lack of notes. A few people do tend to do that.
You do take good photographs and a good note always tops them off nicely.
Cheers
Steve

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