Hariana, Haryana, India, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Judith Benedikt)
List 17 February 2019

Holy cow! 10 surprisingly beautiful photos of cows all over the world

Found everywhere from Austria to India, Ethiopia to Colombia, these rare cattle breeds – the star of a new photography book – are dignified, fascinating, and udderly charming

Switzerland 

Eringer, Valais, Switzerland, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Eringer, Valais, Switzerland, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Argentina

Criollo Patagónico, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Criollo Patagónico, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

France

Salers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Salers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Italy 

Maremmana, Tuscany, Italy, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Maremmana, Tuscany, Italy, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Canada

Bison, Montana/Wyoming, USA & Alberta, Canada, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Bison, Montana/Wyoming, USA & Alberta, Canada, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Uganda 

Ankole, Western Region, Uganda, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Ankole, Western Region, Uganda, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Russia

Sakha Ynaga, Yakutia, Russia, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Sakha Ynaga, Yakutia, Russia, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Great Britain 

Shorthorn, North Yorkshire, Great Britain, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Shorthorn, North Yorkshire, Great Britain, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Austria

Tiroler Grauvieh, East Tirol, Austria, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Tiroler Grauvieh, East Tirol, Austria, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

India 

Hariana, Haryana, India, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Judith Benedikt)

Hariana, Haryana, India, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Judith Benedikt)

© The Cow - A Tribute by Werner Lampert, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Evolèner, Valais, Switzerland, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

© The Cow - A Tribute by Werner Lampert, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Evolèner, Valais, Switzerland, © Werner Lampert GmbH, (Photo Ramona Waldner)

Werner Lampert developed a passion for cattle from an early age. Again and again, he was drawn to the pastures of his native Austria to admire these dignified, gentle animals and their calming effect. With its rich photography, The Cow: A Tribute celebrates the soulfulness of cattle and the special bond between man and cow, much threatened in our age of industrial-scale farming.

Around the world, Lampert and his team of select photographers have tracked down the most beautiful rare cattle, photographing them in their natural and often spectacular surroundings with empathy and respect. A touching testimony to a much-loved animal, the images in The Cow: A Tribute are rounded out with informative facts and history about different cattle breeds, and entertaining anecdotes. 

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