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Long horned Ankole-Watusi cattle  by steppeland

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Long horned Ankole-Watusi cattle by 

Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection
the Netherlands

“The Ankole-Watusi cattle with their enormous long horns are kept by the Watusi herders in Rwanda. Their dung is used for fuel and the urine to cleanse the body. Females have the longest horns, up to a meter; those of the bulls are shorther and thicker.” Quote from the zoo’s guide.

More info: Ancole-Watusi cattle – wikipedia

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens

Challenge winner
Challenge Winner in Great rack – Zoofari (Nov 5, 2011)

Features and top10 placements

Top 10 placement in Horns and antlers by Animal photography
Top10 placement in Pointy – challenge by Mood and ambience -group
Featured in Even-toed Ungulates (April 23, 2011)
Top 10 in The World: Horns (June 3, 2011)
Top10 in Animals with horns – love these creatures (nov.19, 2011)

Thank you so much!

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)


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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 5 years ago

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    great catch!!!!!!!!!!!! i wouldnt argue if they dis agreed!

  • Thank you – No, I wouldn’t either! :D

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimellealmost 5 years ago

    you make me learn a lot of things dear ! didn’t know these animals
    great capture my friend, I especially like how the horns crisscross
    and colors are superb

  • Thank you so much for the compliment, my friend! I really do like these animals a lot! Glad I could be a channel for you to get to know them too! :D

    – steppeland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful details!

  • Thank you so much, Kim!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, look at these horns. Wonderful looking animal and capture. Amazing info also.

  • Thanks, Joy! Glad you like it. And yes, wouldn’t your wnder about the cleansing? [giggle]

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Mmmm ha ha ha It does make you wonder or shudder ha ha ha

  • lol

    – steppeland

  • Kat36
    Kat36almost 5 years ago

    WOW, never seen cattle like this before!! Those horns are awesome :)

  • Yes, aren’t they… I saw them first in their “natural environment” in the highlands of Uganda… that’s even more impressing. Great we can see them in the zoo too now, though :)

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture!! Please consider putting this into the new Even-Toed Ungulates group.
    Alpacas, Llamas, Camels, Pigs, Deer, Antelope, Hippos, Giraffes, Sheep, Goats and Cattle

  • Oh, wow, yet another group LOL – well, this is a nice one too, me thinks, and one can’t have too many groups after all, right ;) – Joined and submitted :)

    – steppeland

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!!! Placed in the Top Ten !!!

  • ooh, that’s awesome! Thanks a lot, Evita!

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    Prachtshot, Steppe! Wow!
    Van harte met je tweede plaats in de Point Challenge!
    Groeten en fijne (werk)week gewenst!

  • Dank je wel! :)

    – steppeland

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