16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Muddy Fun. Cow Racing (Pacu Jawi) in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Young men near Padang in Sumatra, Indonesia test their courage and skills as they compete to race cows up a flooded rice field, faster than their opponents.. They stand on the harness behind the cow and hang onto the cow tails. To make the cow go faster the rider gives a sharp bite on their tails. Mud glorious mud.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Heather Sinclair