Fight for the Fittest


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 “His stride is wildernesses of freedom…The world rolls under the long thrust of his heel”…

And there he is, the aggressive, enraged bull ready for violent, whirling action…

The eventful tradition of the bull fighting can be traced back to the very origin of the country’s civilization and grand culture blended deeply into its soil. It is not celebrated merely as an event but as an art form too, which provides an open platform of human-animal interaction. Here’s a country upholding its tradition with all its glory and power, that’s exactly what I saw back in Fujairah, a northern emirate of U A E conducting its weekly Friday evening bullfight.

 It’s a fight between the masculine bulls to uplift their owners’ pride and majesty to venerable heights. But unlike any other kind of much-celebrated bullfights around the world, here you cannot find any bloodshed or an attack against the crowd, or a brutally bruised bull.  May be this would be the safest way to organize a bullfight with the true sportsman spirit and its exuberance and excitement literally.  

The high-rising dust, boisterous bellowing around, the echoing of horns and drums, the plethora of enthusiasm in the air and the encouraging shouts of aficionados, all together create a perfect mood of a mortal combat out there. Doubtless, it could make everything to pump your adrenalin and lead you to an enrapt world of heroism saturated with mixed feelings of frisson and passion

 

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Bull Entering, Fujairah U A E 2012

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Curiously waiting…


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Making the bull ready for the encounter

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Thriving Discussions and Betting


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To the Bullring

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And here the fight begins…

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Not sure whether the distinct custom should be opposed or supported, nevertheless, here is a country trying to preserve its age-old heritage and culture with immense zeal and fervor, with an urge to display to generations, and posing itself a model before the whole world, with a difference; and a comfortable way to conduct a bullfight on its most civilized manner.