Somerset event photography at the Lowland Games 2016

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.

Caged ferret racing at The Lowland Games 2016

Young boys watching the ferret racing at The Lowland Games 2016

A black labrador dog gets excited by the ferret racing at The Lowland Games 2016A black labrador dog gets excited by the ferret racing

Terrier dog eagerly watching the ferret racing at The Lowland Games 2016

Terrier dog eagerly watching the ferret racing

Three adults showered in water from a big hose whilst fancy dress rafting at The Lowland Games 2016

Men in suits and sunglasses showered in water from a big hose whilst fancy dress rafting at The Lowland Games 2016

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Staff demonstrate the obstacle courseThere is mud and water to content with during the obstacle course at The Lowland Games 2016There is mud and water to contend with during the obstacle course at The Lowland Games

Getting the dogs excited for the terrier racing at The Lowland Games 2016Getting the dogs excited for the terrier racing

Dogs like bullets in the terrier racing at The Lowland Games 2016Dogs like bullets in the terrier racing

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A man carrying his wife through mud and sawdust in the wife carrying race at The Lowland Games 2016

The wife carrying race

Staff demonstrate the obstacle course at The Lowland Games 2016

Muddy men struggle to see through the mud on their face during the popular mud wrestling at The Lowland Games 2016

Muddy men struggle to see through the mud on their face during the popular mud wrestling

One lady has the upper hand as she pins down the other in an exciting mud wrestling match at The Lowland Games 2016

One lady has the upper hand as she pins down the other in an exciting mud wrestling match

An explosion of mud on impact during the mud wrestling at The Lowland Games 2016

An explosion of mud on impact during the mud wrestling

Even the dogs get covered in mud during the mud wrestling at The Lowland Games 2016

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The Chunder Clallenge where you are encouraged to eat all sorts of disgusting things at The Lowland Games 2016The Chunder Clallenge where you are encouraged to eat all sorts of disgusting things212 Moment Photography 31Jul16

Some things look too disgusting to eat and even spectators find it hard to stomach at The Lowland Games 2016

Some things look too disgusting to eat and even spectators find it hard to stomach

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