January 13, 2013

Cow and Shepherd, India

Photograph by Kuntal Joisher, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A young bovine finds safety and solace with her shepherd father. She was very nervous and tentative when I was taking pictures of the surroundings nearby, and sensing my presence she gradually moved toward the comfort of the shepherd.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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27 comments
mon mon
mon mon

So much trust between those two. Amazing shot! 

Diek Grobler
Diek Grobler

Should the caption not read "Cow and Cowherd" .  Surely a shepherd herds sheep?

Josh Blood
Josh Blood

The shot is great.
It reminds me of a moment in the film How to Train a Dragon when the protagonist touches the dragon for the first time.
I love the subtle trust that must be involved in something like this.

Cynthia Henley
Cynthia Henley

So beautiful. So loving.  So trusting.  Wish that could be life in the U.S.

hongshun chang
hongshun chang

very harmonious,  shepherd father should treat the cow very well.

William Kerrigan
William Kerrigan

This is one of my favorites!!!!! composition is great, i love it!

Shailesh Sharma
Shailesh Sharma

Conspiracy theorist everywhere. People why can't you just be happy to see the picture? Why you have to dig deep into all possible conspiracy theories? 

water bird
water bird

hello ralph, meghan and staff.. i was glancing back at the other photos of the past couple of weeks...what happend to the comments?

Jon Prochovnick
Jon Prochovnick

I believe this photo was set up using some type of food to attract the "young bovine". Still a nice photo... 

Jon Prochovnick
Jon Prochovnick

@Shailesh Sharma For the same reason the photographer finds it necessary to come up with a tear jerking and obviously ridiculous caption to the photo, rather than just letting the photo (which I've said is very nice) speak for itself. Give us a location and perhaps info on equipment/technique etc. and stop trying to delve into the inner most feelings of a cow.

Robert Michael Murray
Robert Michael Murray moderator expert

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water bird
water bird

@Jon Prochovnick  i would imagine that perhaps the bovine is attracted by the salt of the persperation.

 just as my neighbours cat is also sometimes espiecially in the hot summer.   everyone thinks she is so affectionate, when she's really just trying to add some minerals to her diet :-)  But this is a picture perfect capture, and composition... compliments to the photographer!.

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