Rapa das Bestas

Aloitadores (”fighters”) wrestle a wild horse to the ground in order to cut its mane as part of the Spanish festival Rapa das Bestas, which translates to “Shearing of the Beasts.” The event takes place the first weekend of July.

Photography by Javier Arcenillas, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Photographed at 36684 Sabucedo, Pontevedra, Spain

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