farmer with skinny cow at cattle market (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.­

This farmer is walking with his skinny cow on a leash.­

cattle market cows crowd leash rope skinny walking west bengal
National Highway 34, Mahashunda, West Bengal 733143, India

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.

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.­

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.­