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By Rarindra
This was taken in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Every 2 or 3 months local people held a cow contest festival named "Pacu Jawi". A jockey which is actually a younger farmer will ride the 2 cows. Not 'regular' cows but trained cows that able to running fast and straight in a muddy field. That is main requirement for the winner. No animal hurt. And they run only 50 m.

In mid April of 2012,....the festival will be held again.!
You could flight to Jakarta, and proceed with flight to Padang, West Sumatra.!

Tags: Competition Race Spirit Asia Indonesia Mud Yell Pacu Jawi Padang Minangkabau Sports and action

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
15 Feb 2012 2:18PM
Amazing capture, wonderful detail in capturing this action. Love it, wish I had a UA...........Sandy

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Fantastic image!!
15 Feb 2012 2:32PM
Great action captured in this image. As a viewer I can feel the strength of the animals, hear the noise and feel the action. Very well done!
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 3:20PM
Fabulous shot
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
15 Feb 2012 3:20PM
must save up my pennies for what must be an awesome sight ...and a photographers dream Smile
Excellent image
15 Feb 2012 4:08PM
lovely detail well captured
15 Feb 2012 4:17PM
Great shot. Well captured....Derek
Brilliant timing and exposure............John
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
15 Feb 2012 5:11PM
Superbly timed captured.

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
15 Feb 2012 6:00PM
Excellent capture,loads of movement & action.
The signature almost in the centre does distract my viewing of this powerful image,maybe you could place it a little more towards the bottom of the frame so that it doesn't interfere with the main subject. I know sometimes we are open to image theft which is a shame Sad
colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
15 Feb 2012 6:08PM
that is a top shot Wink
15 Feb 2012 6:22PM
Superb! What a fantastic action shot! Brilliantly captured, thank you.
Richard (Dixclix)
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
15 Feb 2012 7:11PM

Quote:Great action captured in this image. As a viewer I can feel the strength of the animals, hear the noise and feel the action. Very well done!
I can only add splash of mud. Superb!
15 Feb 2012 7:19PM
Glad to hear they don't hurt the cows in Indonesia because they also have cow racing like this Vietnam and they poke the cows with sharp nails to force them to make them race!
15 Feb 2012 7:26PM
Wonderful action shot.
Awesome shot.. that splashing water adds more drama to the whole scene

- Romel
Action galore! Superb!
luar biaso pa haji.....
11 Nov 2012 8:47PM
Hi Rarindra all your pictures are grate!!! Thanks for shearing them with us,
JFitz Plus
8 257 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:36AM
Great shot and a fantastic gallerySmile

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