The cockfight

This is one of my favorite moments in León. It's late afternoon on a Saturday and the cockfight, or gallera, is packed with men wagering on the outcome of a pitched battle between two fierce roosters. The birds are highly skilled and know how to swipe the razors tied to their feet to inflict damage, drawing blood and gore from their opponent. More interesting to me was this scene where two boys walk around the perimeter. One is anxious to see the action. The other, who has but one eye, looks warily in my direction. 

As a photographer I was not only caught in the moment but also drawn in by the honesty of primary colors. 

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