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Taming the man
2008-01-24 oochappan

Taming the man

Madurai - Avaniya Puram

The bull must have thought, now it's my turn to ride on your back for once !
No game for softies indeed but to reassure you,
the man came out of it with only a torn up trouser and a bruise on his bump.

The safety and fair-play was put up to a maximum,
pulling the tail of the bull or hitting his bump hard not allowed,
those trespassers were immediately removed from the game,
result no deadly accidents this year in Paalamedu, Allanganalur and here at Avaniya Puram.

As these games were severely controlled by higher instances,
to cheque the safety and the animal abuse,
Tamils hope now to maintain their game in the future,
the heart and soul of their traditional culture.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Jeff Waldorff27-Jan-2008 00:59
Ouch! Great action shot!
Chris Thorpe26-Jan-2008 21:22
Looks like no contest....
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography26-Jan-2008 14:36
Excellent shot, Vote !
regi olbrechts26-Jan-2008 12:44
Boy oh Boy! Impressive!!