he has lost his sand shield ability. Here are some images to enjoy of the one tailed jinchuriki.
Gaara's familyGaara's older brother, Kankuro, and sister, Temari.
Sand GaaraRevealing the sand clone in genin battle
The crying host to the ShukakuWhen Gaara was a little baby
The young gaara when everybody rejected him
The jinchurikki cries when a child
Gaara the angry geninFace of a one who is not loved
The strange symbol on Gaara's forehead... meaning love in chinese/japanese