Wednesday, July 1, 2015

That's Why Though Bullfighting is a Very Dangerous Sport But Always Attracts

Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, southern France and some Latin American countries (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru), in which one or more bulls are fought in a bullring. Although a blood sport, by definition, some followers of the spectacle prefer to view it as a 'fine art' and not a sport, as there are no elements of competition in the proceedings.

The bullfight, as it is practiced today, involves professional toreros (of whom the most senior, who actually kills the bull, is called a matador) who execute various formal moves which have a meaning, or at least a name, according to the bullfighter's style or school. It has been alleged that toreros seek to elicit inspiration and art from their work and an emotional connection with the crowd transmitted through the bull. The close proximity places the bullfighter at some risk of being gored or trampled by the weakened bull. After the bull has been hooked multiple times behind the shoulder by other matadors in the arena, the bullfight usually concludes with the killing of the bull by a single sword thrust, which is called the estocada.

Watching Bullfight by davies.thom

Matador by yarnzombie

la plaza de los toros, guadalajara by oliver ogden

BULL FIGHT (Europe Slide Film Collection) by Ultra Shine Blind

Matador by jäk

Bull Fighting - Spain by BenG94

dv-2014-andalucia-53140021-edit by lifeonfilm73

Bull 1 Matador 0 by dunhoy

The flying bull by Maxime Gobet

pomplona: running from the bulls by dominic's holga

064358 07X 07 by nick dewolf photo archive / s. lundeen, archivist

Bull Fighting by saviorjosh

toreador by Mauro D'Ambrosio (prometeo53)

F1020034 by McLing

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