HIMALAYAN ANIMALS SERIES - V(IMAGES OF WILD ANIMALS FROM DARJEELING ZOO - LAST IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
SOME TIDBITS ABOUT THE HIMALAYAN YAK.
The yak (Bos grunniens for the domesticated, Bos mutus for the wild animal – but see below) is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south
Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. In addition to a large domestic population, there is a small, vulnerable wild yak
population.Wild yaks are among the largest bovids and are second only to the gaur in shoulder height. They are also the largest native animal in their range. Wild yak adults stand about 1.6 to 2.2 m (5.2 to 7.2 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 305–1,000 kg (670–2,200 lb). The head and body length is 2.5 to 3.3 m (8.2 to 11 ft), not counting the tail of 60 to 100 cm (24 to 39 in). The females are about one-third the weight and are about 30% smaller in their linear dimensions when compared to bull wild yaks.Domesticated yaks are much smaller, males weighing 350 to 580 kg (770 to 1,300 lb) and females 225 to 255 kg (500 to 560 lb).
Yaks are heavily built animals with a bulky frame, sturdy legs, and rounded cloven hooves. They are the only wild bovids of this size with extremely dense, long fur that hangs down lower than the belly. Wild yaks are generally dark, blackish to brown, in pelage coloration. However, domestic yaks can be quite variable in color,often having patches of rusty brown and cream. They have small ears and a wide forehead, with smooth horns that are generally dark in colour. In males, the horns sweep out from the sides of the head, and then curve forward; they typically range from 48 to 99 cm (19 to 39 in) in length. The horns of females are smaller, only 27 to 64 cm (11 to 25 in) in length, and have a more upright shape. Both sexes have a short neck with a pronounced hump over the shoulders, although this is larger and more visible in males.Yaks are highly friendly in nature and can easily be trained. There has been very little documented aggression from yaks towards human beings,although mothers can be extremely protective of their young and will bluff charge if they feel threatened.
Domesticated yaks have been kept for thousands of years, primarily for their milk, fibre and meat, and as beasts of burden. Their dried droppings are an important fuel, used all over Tibet, and is often the only fuel available on the high treeless Tibetan Plateau. Yaks transport goods across mountain passes for local farmers and traders as well as for climbing and trekking expeditions.In the 1990s, a concerted effort was undertaken to help save the wild yak population.
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mohammad_H (8782) 2012-11-04 22:43
Bison well know, three years ago, in the Gulf of Gorgan, attacked the animal I was, and I was forced to shoot him, Buffalo only the owner knows
Whole milk, and meat has a very high protein scheduled
Good work, greetings
Days passed, life's like night and day, every day in the hope of tomorrow. Than enjoy every moment of life
Have a nice day
pajaran (48605) 2012-11-04 22:55
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Himalajksom govedu ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text on bovine Himalajksom ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
mirosu (12604) 2012-11-05 1:35
Thanks for educative introductory note. Nice shot from higher viewpoint. Good light and well captured light & color contrast. Well done. Have a nice week.
danos (83177) 2012-11-05 3:12
nice the view of the Himalayan Yak,in the zoo of the city.The close up view brings out the details of the animal creating a beautiful photo.
Sonata11 (33163) 2012-11-05 4:29
this animal looks diffrent. You captured him wonderfully to showing him all from hight POV. Very interesting I've never seen before. Perfectly well done. Like bold colors, sharpness. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
ikeharel (52523) 2012-11-05 8:18
A short word always found in crossword-puzzles in Hebrew...
Good evening Farhat,
This is the most known Himalayan animal, would not like to meet him upfront - it is known to be a strong one, carring stuff on high altitude's and low air-density.
Nice posted, I just now realized the shape of it's horns.
adramad (35481) 2012-11-05 8:24
Very good note introduces us to the image of this imposing animal with its great power is helpful in the life of the Himalaya.
It's a great picture with very good sharpness and optimum brightness.
Have a nice day.
zoomer (6) 2012-11-05 9:42
Hi,you captured a fine rugged looking specimen here.Nice sharp photo,all the best,Wolf.
kordinator (14831) 2012-11-05 23:20
Imposing animal with its great power is helpful in the life of the Himalaya.
Very good note.
It's a great picture with very good sharpness and oclarity.
Very nice composition.
Nicou (116688) 2012-11-06 3:03
quelles cornes et iamge superbe cpatage ce pelage un sacré bel animal, bien costaud, très court sur les pattes, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (39794) 2012-11-06 4:15
Another good record shot. Renowned for their hardiness yaks can live longer anywhere from above 3,000 meters and native to central asia. I had experiences seing this animals during my photo trip to Western Sichuan, Northern Yunan and Xinjiang highlands at above 4000m elevation, the locals are so dependant to thuis animal
in ther daily life and part of their culture. Great shot from high pov, full framed in good coloring and light. Congrats. TFS
jhm (135396) 2012-11-06 4:52
Thank you very much for your interesting note, I learn everyday on TE.
You captured him wonderfully to showing him all from hight.
Good lights management with shades.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
maria-v1981 (10810) 2012-11-06 5:47
Informative your note about these animals .Really the gance is focus in the centre animal with all characteristic. Well done.
Have a nice evening,
raszid62 (18583) 2012-11-06 8:06
Magnificent animal with high mountains. As I heard, yak is a strong, hard-working, but also an independent animal. Well-composed image in perfect colors.
गुड आफ़्टरनून. ऊंचे पहाड़ों के साथ शानदार जानवर. जैसा कि मैंने सुना है, याक एक मजबूत, कड़ी मेहनत से काम कर रहे है, लेकिन यह भी एक स्वतंत्र जानवर है. सही रंग में छवि अच्छी तरह से बना है. तुम्हारा.
snunney (79867) 2012-11-06 8:38
Your vantage point above the animal shows it too good effect. I like the warm tones and the lighting. The detailing is very good indeed.
gildasjan (40944) 2012-11-06 10:02
L'animal est cadré en plan serré ce qui met parfaitement son volume en valeur.Très beau ren du des teintes.
ourania (26652) 2012-11-06 13:06
yaks must be difficult subjects to photograph, especially against a bright contrasting backdrop that makes the rendering of details most challenging. You've coped with the difficulties very well here. We get a great idea about its bulk, features and colours while the natural textures have been captured superbly as well. As with the other photos of this series, you have chosen the most suitable framing and have achieved very good depth. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Cricri (101629) 2012-11-07 5:52
Une note intéressante sur cet imposant animal, il semble lui manqué des poils!!! comme son regard triste, mais je suppose qu'il est bien dans ce zoo, bonne netteté , couleurs et cadrage
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-07 7:53
Registration is very beautiful and attractive. Excellent lighting and composition was performed. With respect
SWEETFREEDOM (21662) 2012-11-07 8:27
nice side picture and high p.o.v. interesting notes as usual.
Didi (55127) 2012-11-07 8:34
Nice view on this animal
Just take care about lights measures
The dark animal gave influence to your camera sensor.
The right low foreground is burned and this is normal.
dkmurphys (46508) 2012-11-07 9:52
Another attractive wildlife capture from your series. Well seen, have a fine evening.
dale54 (6317) 2012-11-07 14:57
well hi farhat,what a big beast!!nicely taken,wonderfull color and interesting animal for sure! dr
clic (14172) 2012-11-11 6:24
From that high angle, you show the best of this "wild" animal without any distracting environment.
Its furry coat makes it fully-equipped for the coldest weather.
Thanks for the elaborate explanations too!
Have a nice sunday!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-11-11 15:46
I like your animal series where you are capturing many different kind. Good lighting and colors. Always interesting to see them. Nice informative note.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-21 15:30
This is my favourite in your animal series. Nice point of view and great details.
shevchenko (19051) 2012-12-23 19:40
Clear to show the cow at high sea level with whole body cover up by long hair, interesting composition and informative note, thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (55036) 2013-01-05 5:36
The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Himalayan Yak. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
fritzi007 (2846) 2013-02-25 4:38
very good documentation, congratulations!
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-02-26 18:09
The beautiful Yak looks like a combination of buffalo and camel! beautiful hide and horns and nice posing!
a very attractive natural picture!!!
all the best,
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15815)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-04 18:09