15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Pacu Jawi (Cow Race) in progress near Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Paired cows run a muddy course of about hundred meters. The objective is not to be the fastest but to finish the course in a straight line and with maximum possible grace.A jockey positions himself on a wooden contraption fixed to a harness, holds on to the tails and occasionally bites them to egg on the cows.
© Pavel Chakraborty .
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 4:11 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III