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A breed of cattle with long, shaggy hair photographed in the Scottish Highlands
June 21, 2011

Highland Cattle, Scotland

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images While hiking in Scotland we encountered an ancient breed of highland cattle known as "kyloe." They are stout and have adapted to grazing on plants that many other cattle avoid. Their long shaggy hair protects them from the cold winters and rainy weather. They curiously approached us because to them, I'm sure we were the unusual-looking visitors! (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.) Have photos of your own travels you would like to submit? Enter today! See our editors' picks » Vote for your favorites » Browse all entries » Submit your photos »
Photograph by Patrick Kelley

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