indian farmer with calf (india)


I took this photo at a cattle market I stumbled upon on the road in West Bengal (India).­

All the local farmers were there to buy and sell livestock (often young animals).­

This farmer is sitting near a young calf.­

baby cow calf cattle market farmer headdress headwear man sitting west bengal
National Highway 34, Mahashunda, West Bengal 733143, India

I took those photos at a small cattle market I stumbled upon on the road near Mahashunda village in West Bengal (India).­

All the local farmers were there to buy and sell livestock (often young animals).­ Most farmers were Indian Muslims.­

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos of cows, and related bovine animals (e.­g.­ calves, oxes, bulls, water buffaloes, yacks).­

I have not included photos of butchered cows (body-parts and meat, i.­e.­ beef).­ Those can be seen in my Meat Markets series.