National Geographic : 2009 Nov
PHOTO JOURNAL | CARLOS CAZALIS A bouquet of flowers, sure to be tossed into the ring at fight's end, rests in the wooden seats of an arena in Góis, a town in the Coimbra district. Pega enthusiasts throw objects---clothes, candies, dolls, hats--- as tokens of luck and gratitude. Everything comes to a head in Reguengos de Monsaraz, where the forcados bear the brunt. The man on the bull's horns is the caras, tasked with hanging on as long as possible. The one on the right is the rabejador, whose job is to get behind the animal and yank its tail, upsetting its equilibrium.