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June 15, 2009

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(Photo 1 of 3) The water buffalo struggles and writhes against the tether around its horns. f/10 || 1/40s || @70mm || ISO200 || Canon 350D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

(Photo 2 of 3) Due to massive blood loss, the animal is exhausted and the struggle now near its end. f/2.8 || 1/320s || @70mm || ISO200 || Canon 350D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

(Photo 3 of 3) The remains of an unsuccessful struggle. f/2.8 || 1/640s || @200mm || ISO200 || Canon 350D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

(Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia)

This christian area in Indonesia is famed for their elaborate funeral traditions. Families save their entire lives to in order to pay for animals to slaughter when loved one dies. It's not uncommon for a wealthy family to slaughter 50 water buffaloes and 100 pigs over the course of several days. The meat is later distributed to local villagers.

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