Last Sunday was the Lowland Games which takes place in a field in Thorney on the levels of Somerset. I was one of the official photographers at the event and witnessed everything from fancy dress raft racing to terrier racing, ferret racing, wife carrying (through mud and sawdust!), the ‘Chunder Challenge,’ and mud wrestling. All that along with plenty of food, cider, beer and live music, and other entertainment.
It’s the second year I have photographed the event and it has proved to be a great event to capture some eye catching images; something a bit different. I had to be extremely quick to capture the dogs in the terrier races, but my photography experience helped me get some great shots.
Last year the Lowland Games event was unfortunately cancelled due to poor weather, but this is a rarity and thankfully this year the Lowland Games was not hindered by the rain, in fact it was a hot sunny day. Did you know, the Lowland Games is actually now in its 30th year!
Here are some of my favourite photographs of the Lowland Games from 2016.
Muddy men struggle to see through the mud on their face during the popular mud wrestling
Some things look too disgusting to eat and even spectators find it hard to stomach
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