Our location is the largest zoological park in the world, and with over 100 different species from the five continents, this is the perfect place to learn all the basics of wildlife photography.
The animals live in semi-wild conditions in the most stunning scenery. The very photogenic breed of cattle you see here are called Ankole-Watusi, originally native to Africa. Its large, distinctive horns, that can reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) from tip to tip, are used for defense and cooling by blood vessled honeycombes. Ankole-Watusis weigh from 900 to 1,600 pounds (410 to 730 kg).
Ankoles are able to utilize poor quality forage and limited quantities of food and water. During the day, the calves sleep together, with an "auntie" cow nearby for protection. At night, the herd-members sleep together, with the calves in the center of the group for protection. The horns of the adults serve as formidable weapons against any intruders.
If you're a beginner or intermediate photographer and would like to learn more about wildlife photography and composition, and have a great time with a small group of like-minded enthusiasts, then join us on our next Wildlife Photography Boot Camp in Spain. Please have a look on my website for more information, pictures and tour impression video clips:
Hope to see you there!
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