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Bubalus bubalis

Bubalus bubalis
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-22 2:08
Viewed: 2917
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The water buffalo or domestic Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a large bovine animal, frequently used as livestock in southern Asia, and also widely in South America, southern Europe, north Africa, and elsewhere.

In 2000, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that there were approximately 158 million water buffalo in the world, and that 97% of them (approximately 153 million animals) were in Asia. There are established feral populations in northern Australia, but the dwindling true wild populations are thought to survive in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Thailand. All the domestic varieties and breeds descend from one common ancestor, the wild water buffalo, which is now an endangered species. The domestic water buffalo, although derived from the wild water buffalo, is the product of thousands of years of selective breeding in either South Asia or Southeast Asia.

Buffalo are used as draft, meat, and dairy animals. Their dung is used as a fertilizer and as a fuel when dried. In Chonburi, Thailand, Pakistan and in southwestern region of Karnataka, India, there are annual water buffalo races known as Kambala. A few have also found use as pack animals carrying loads even for special forces.[citation needed]American bison are known as buffalo in parts of North America, but not normally in other usages; bison are more closely related to cattle, gaur, banteng, and yaks than to Asian buffalo. The water buffalo genus includes water buffalo, tamaraw and anoas—all Asian species. The ancestry of the African buffalo is unclear, but it is not believed to be closely related to the water buffalo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-22 2:37]

Hi Foozi,what a great moment! You risk a lot taken this pic..ehehe...beautiful and different pic,excellent sharpness and colors! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Foozi. Colours and light are so interesting. Vry good sharp.


Ciao Foozi, lovely couple in splendid action, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-22 12:37]

Hello Foozi.
I go for this very good shot great composition and the contrast is very nice, the pose is great, realy my compliments for it.Best regards Siggi

Hola Foozi

Bonita foto y entrañable, muy buena toma y buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Foozi

Cool shot of these two having an arguement. Good composition.


Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful capture of the Water Buffalo take from a very good POV in a great action, splendid natural colours, nice composition with a beautiful environment
Best regards

Hi Foozi,

The point of view is showing the details and colors of the asian water buffalo. It is clear and sharp. It is well framed. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
Firstly thanx for the invite I will definately contact you should I visit there again, and I really hope I do.
I see these two buffalo seem to be sizing one another up.Nicely captured image with a strong pose.Rather a distinctive difference between the Asian and the Cape African buffalo.Interesting note.

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