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Torogpo

WARNING: contains photos that might not be suitable for some audiences.

Torogpo (a.k.a. Turogpo) is a cultural festival that is celebrated every Black Saturday of the Holy Week in Brgy. Camansi, Carigara, Leyte, Philippines. It features carabao fights called locally as “Pasungay” and horse fights called as “Paaway”. It is gathered by thousands of spectators wanting to see the fights, with a caveat that the arena is open, without strong security and safeguards, so the risk of getting injured is quite high actually. I remember I had to run off quite a few times when these animals seemed to run over to my direction.

On a personal note, this might be too harsh and cruel for some, but I guess it’s relative, as thousands are slaughtered in the slaughter houses everyday. I don’t wanna debate on this, I just want share the photos coming from a perspective of a photographer, that’s all. Stay safe!

 

"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/7.1, 1/800, ISO 320, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Nikkor TC-17E II


"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Nikkor TC-17E II

 

Now, this is what i call “Bull’s Eye”:

"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

"Torogpo" (Carigara, Leyte, Philippines)

Photographer’s note: F/7.1, 1/800, ISO 450, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Nikkor TC-17E II

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  • Cris Mondragon - Harani la ini ha amon, nice photos sir..ReplyCancel

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