Bulls in Ecuador

This is something that is very popular in the smaller towns during their local annual festivities. They corner off a small area with wooden posts and people drive their vans, trucks and sometimes even huge 18 wheelers for people to view the bulls from. Here are some photos from one of the local towns close to me during their annual festivities. Young men go into the arena and try to fight with the bull. No bulls are hurt at all.

Waaiting the show from the side
Doing a good job at bullfighting
or being just plain stupid
Doing a good job
Just running around
Nio bull or person was hurt while making this photo
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Cotopaxi peeking out

Ecuador is full of legends about the volcanoes, in this case the Cotopaxi is one of them. The legend says that the Cotopaxi was in love with the Ilinizas north, who was already married to the Ilinizas south. The Rumiñahui volcano was friends with the Ilinizas south and told him of the adventure his wife was having, this destroyed the Corazon Volcano, who is the son of the Ilinizas , who cried to much the Quilotoa lagoon was formed. This is why the Cotopaxi is covered in clouds most of the time as he is ashamed of damaging the relationship between the Ilinizas north and south.