The Asiatic Buffalo are different from the Cape Buffalo by way of their signature long backward curving horns and they are the second largest wild bovid, smaller only than the Indian Gaur.In India, this endangered species of Buffalos are found in some parts of North East India. And in Assam, the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places that you can observe and photograph this species. One of the most important threats to Wild Water Buffalo are interbreeding with feral and domestic buffalo, hunting, and habitat loss/degradation. And because of this, we see their numbers diminishing over the years.
Here are a few images taken during our trip to the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary; these images as always have been shot with the D300, 300mm f2.8 lens with the 2x TC. All images are copyright of Thomas and Shilpy. In case you are interested in any of them, pl. contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org