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

Macro Month – Day 4 – Aloe Vera

A series of macro photos of our aloe vera from the garden, we were out walking in the neighbourhood a few months ago and found thrown on the road a couple of aloe vera plants which we picked up and took home and planted, they are thriving.

1/50 sec, ISO 160, f/13, 90 mm


Mama Negra 2018 – Latacunga – Ecuador

This has to be one of the craziest, fun, colourful and wonderful festivities of the country. The Mama Negra, also known as the Santisima Tragedia de la Mama Negra. there are men dressed as women.

Men, dressed as women

Men, called Ashangueros, carrying huge pigs with licor, bread, chicken, and other food. These are a weight of 200 kgs.


Camisonas, the often carry a bag full of sweets to share with the crowd.


There is a lot of dancing, puro and joy.

El Angel de la Estrella

Happiness and joy all around

Tremendous amount of bands


EL Rey Moro