The Natural World: Highland Cow

#photo101 – Day 8: The Natural World

Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun.

43 thoughts on “The Natural World: Highland Cow

  1. Looks like a proper poser. I take it he didn’t have a beef with you?

    These are great photos. Normally I prefer monochrome shots, but with these it is hard to choose a favourite. They all have a very bleak look about them. The clouds along with the woolly coats make it look like a very wintry scene.

    • No, I don’t think she had a beef with me, but I wasn’t sure about it, so I stayed behind a fence.
      These were shot either early spring or late autumn, I can’t remember exactly, but it was very close to winter, so the woolly coat must have been nice and warm. I agree that these look best in colour.
      Thanks for the tweet Alastair! I really appreciate your tweets!

  2. I have always loved these hairy fellows – don’t care about a bad hair day at all – if had the place for it so I would have some of these too… 😀

    • It could have been nice to live on the country side and have some space, but I think I’d prefer living by the ocean and have the opportunity to go fishing.

  3. I would not like to brush that coat 😀 but it looks great. I saw one once too in Italian Alps, it was an exhilarating experience for me. It was the same colour as your cow. I like the dramatic look you applied in your captures.

    • This was the first and so far the only time that I’ve seen these type of cows, so it was a fun experience. We just passed by in a car and I had to stop and photograph these hairy cows. Almost like a little kid: “Oh, look! Hairy cows!”.

  4. How fun to come to your blog for the first time and see this fabulous creature!! The subtle but real differences between each image make this series so fine.

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