Blackbuck at Blackbuck National Park
Blackbuck at Blackbuck National Park

All the News Dailies of today have carried out the lead story of ‘Salman Khan , well known actor from Bollywood getting 5 years jail for poaching of Black bucks.

Yes the night of 1st/2nd October 1998 have brought darkness in the life of Salman Khan almost after 20 years ,when he was in a village and killed 2 black bucks .

Blackbuck herd at Blackbuck National Park

It is the most beautiful antelope with spiral or ringed horns. It is also known as Krishna Mrigya and has significance in Hinduism and Indian culture.The male is black and white whereas female is brown and white. The colors of male and female resembles to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha having fair colour.

It is considered sacred by the Bishnoi Community of Rajasthan for the last more than 500 years. Their love for Nature is unbelievable and it is this commitment which have brought the case to a logical conclusion.

I salute the Bishnoi Community for their love for nature and its Denizens .

The images are from Velavadar National Park in Gujarat taken in January 2014.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.