The Indian Gaur is the largest species of wild cattle, bigger than the Cape Buffalo, Water Buffalo and Bison. The biggest populations are found today in India. The wildlife sanctuaries in South India namely Kabini, Bandipur, Nagarhole, Masinagudi, BR Hills are the best place to see them. Unlike the Elephants, the Gaur are essentially timid and avoid confrontations.
Here are a collection of images of this massive bodied mammal known for its intimidating stares. All images have been shot handheld with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens.
All these almost full frame images have been cropped for composition, and post processing to the extent of levels correction, saturation enhancement and sharpening.
This image of a bull (weighs close to one Tonne) was taken at 1/320s, f5.6, ISO 640, -0.3EV.
This image of a cow (weighs close to 750kgs) was taken at 1/125s, f2.8, ISO 800, -1.0EV
This image of a cow was taken at 1/320s, f2.8, ISO 400, 0EV
This image of a sub-adult was taken at 1/160s, f2.8, ISO 400, -1.0EV.
This image of a cow was taken at 1/160s, f2.8, ISO 800, -1.3EV
And finally this image of a bull was taken at 1/160s, f5.6, ISO640, -1.0EV