Picture of the Week: Bullfight in Colombia

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bullfighter getting gored by bull, Medellin Colombia
From Bullfighting in Medellin

Sorry about the quality of this picture. This was early on my trip and I really had no idea how to work my camera. On this one, the bullfight was inside at night with poor lighting and that’s why it looks so off.

In another fit of travel luck, we ran into a local Colombian lawyer who was a huge bullfight fan. He took us under his wing for the entire evening, including the post-fight party, and instructed us on the ins and outs of bullfighter.

This guy was the top ranked bullfighter in the world. He was fantastic fighter, but got a little close to this energetic bull and almost got gored. This pic looks like he’s gotten the horns, but in fact he was riding on the bull’s head and holding on to the horns to avoid getting gored. He threw himself off after about 10 seconds. It was wild.

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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.