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28 June 2005 @ 08:37 pm
Gaur in attack mode!!?

Poor guy was just turning around ... :)

The problem with using a fixed lens is this. I would have loved to have more background in both the pictures, but I had to struggle to fit these beautiful and calm male gaurs inside the frame.

EDIT: The second pic was shot first actually. The Gaur came closer and then turned around to go back towards his friend. This was sometime in May.

Bhavanabhavanar on June 28th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Gaur se dekha to...
in the lower photo, one gaur is eating while the other seems to be admiring the grass hehe
Yathinyathin on June 29th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Re: Gaur se dekha to...
nopes, both of them are just walking ... :D
goofy_duck2004goofy_duck2004 on June 28th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
hmmmmm....... What magnificent creatures! Gaurs have got the hump on the back almost to the middle unlike an ox.
Bindusimplybindu on June 28th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Somehow, the first pic scares me. Looks more like it is ready to attack, makes it tough to think that it is justing turning around.

How on earth do you manage to stay there and shoot these animals?? I probably would take to my heels and run.
Eppendorfseppendorfs on June 28th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
Very nice pics!

I kept wondering how a female Gaur looks like, till i did a google image search :)
Now i am curious if anyone has tried Gaur milk :), does it taste like buffalo milk?
Yathinyathin on June 29th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
I'm sure you would have found out that female gaurs are a lighter shade and are not so big.

I'm not sure any person would live to tell if he/she's milked and tasted gaur milk. ;)
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on June 29th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Fantastic photos!

Meanwhile these are great looking animals. And thankfully no one wants to kill them for their horns or skin or something.

My friends and me had seen several at Nagarahole National Park in 1985. One was right out side our car window. Got a great shot of that feller on a clutzy camera that I used to have then.
Yathinyathin on June 29th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
thankfully no one wants to kill them for their horns or skin or something.

That's probably one of the reasons why they are so calm and are hardly bothered about human presence and go about their own task.
Nagashreenagz on June 29th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
Beautiful Pics, i find them cute & chubby :))
Yathinyathin on June 29th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
... and they are almost harmless most of the times. :)