15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Pacu Jawi (Cow Race) near Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Paired cows run a muddy course of about hundred meters. The objective is not to be the fastest but to finish the course in a straight line and with maximum possible grace.A jockey positions himself on a wooden contraption fixed to a harness, holds on to the tails and occasionally bites them to egg on the cows.

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