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* 2006-01-15 oochappan

Into the bull's den

India - Tamil Nadu - Madurai - Paalamedu

Guided by ropes, one by one the bulls are brought through this gate to the arena, more then 200 bulls will follow, brought on and off by local farmers !
Terrifying ... the moment he saw me, he started to ram the iron gate, becoming mad and this one was stiill small, the lead runner, very fast !

The men in the gate climb up a slab holding the ropes, then the bull is released, jumping into the arena, into the crowd and the real challenge of the Jallikattu, taming the bull can begin as you can see in next shot.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO-800 F/3,2 1/500sec 35mm full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Remi 09-Sep-2012 17:19
I am remi from my life i saw many area jallikattu in madurai,dindukal,pudukottai really i love jallikattu in my home one bull growing for me......
Guest 09-Oct-2006 15:26
wow, stunning- great processing and light- looked like stained glass in the thumbnail- v
Dave Wixx09-Aug-2006 04:28
Another stunning shot, beautiful colours and composition.
Herve Blandin08-Aug-2006 15:44
not an easy shot, you managed aptly and made a new friend in the process, eye to eye...Open that gate, Henk! :-)