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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Backstage action at Pacu Jawi cow race in West Sumatra, Indonesia

A pair of cows run a muddy course of about hundred meters at a Pacu Jawi event. The objective is not to be the fastest but to finish the course in a straight line and with maximum possible grace I this photograph the farmers are taking the cows towards the starting line where they will be fitted with harness and the jockeys will take over.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Payakumbuh, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Pavel Chakraborty