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Bestas

Taking place every year across Galicia, Rapa das Bestas, or 'Shearing of the Beasts,' involves cutting the manes of semi-feral horses that live in the mountains. Horses are rounded up into enclosures called curros, foals are branded and the adults groomed before being freed. The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, which takes place the first weekend in July.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Spain

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Alcobendas (Madrid), Spain
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.06.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Copyright:
© JAVIER ARCENILLAS.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
Total Views: 10653
Total Favorites: 17
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 19, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Sabucedo, Pontevedra, Spain