14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Cuellar Encierro

Spanish riders with lances herd fighting bulls from the ranch of Condessa del Sobral through the fields during the third 'encierro,' or bull run, in the Fiesta de Cuellar, in Castilla y Leon, Spain, 30 August 2016. The fiesta in Cuella is recognized as one of the oldest in Spain, dating back to the thirteenth century. The bulls are herded by hundreds of horsemen through a forest and hills for 5 kilometers and then into town where runners try their luck and skill running with the bulls.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Cuellar, Spain
Copyright: © Jim Hollander