Mundari Herder and Ankole Watusi Cattle by Trevor Cole

Mundari Herder and Ankole Watusi Cattle by Trevor Cole

Photos by Trevor Cole captions Mundari herder applying ash to his Ankole Watusi cattle.

 

”Shooting at dawn and dusk is perfect as all the cattle are in place. The more you see, the more you realise that there is an inextricable bond between the tribe and their cattle. The way they lead them, rub ash into their skins, attend to their needs, use their milk, dung and urine. It is a symbiotic relationship where there is an understanding of the cattle which goes beyond normal animal husbandry. They take pride in their animals and the whole community of man and beast is interconnected. I have never seen anything like it.”

Mundari Herder and Ankole Watusi Cattle by Trevor Cole
Mundari Herder and Ankole Watusi Cattle by Trevor Cole

The Mundari cattle camps in the dry season are found along the banks of the White Nile in South Sudan. The dust and smoke intermingle to create an inimitable atmosphere.

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”We arrived in the late afternoon when the light was soft and warm with long shadows. The tribe have all their wealth in their cattle and there are thousands of them.” Cole posted.

 

”I have rarely experienced such a sense of community where everyone is integral to life in the camp. All my images are for sale, please contact me by DM.

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