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A tradition of bull fighting

  • A man prepares a lasso before the match. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A man prepares a lasso before the match. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A bull is ready to enter the field. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A bull is ready to enter the field. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A handler catches a bull with a lasso. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A handler catches a bull with a lasso. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Two bulls  lock horns during the cow fighting show at Bawean, East Java. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Two bulls lock horns during the cow fighting show at Bawean, East Java. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Some handlers with lassoes are in standby position, ready to take action if the bulls  get out of control. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Some handlers with lassoes are in standby position, ready to take action if the bulls get out of control. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A handler with a lasso on guard to avoid a bull from leaving the field and possibly endangering the spectators. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A handler with a lasso on guard to avoid a bull from leaving the field and possibly endangering the spectators. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Bulls  battle it out. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Bulls battle it out. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • A man shouts instruction through a microphone at the event. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    A man shouts instruction through a microphone at the event. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Two men run after a bull as it tries to run away. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Two men run after a bull as it tries to run away. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • Guards try to catch an escaped bull. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    Guards try to catch an escaped bull. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

  • An owner is helped by others to put a rope into a bull’s nose ring after the match. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

    An owner is helped by others to put a rope into a bull’s nose ring after the match. JP/Sigit Pamungkas

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