2011 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

Gustavo Cuevas

21 May, 2010

Matador Julio Aparicio is gored by a bull after losing his footing during a bullfight in Madrid.

About

Gustavo Cuevas

Gustavo A. Cuevas Gozalo was born in Madrid in 1948 and, apart from sojourns in Québec and London, has lived there all his life. He holds a degree in chemistry from Universidad C...

Background story

Madrid, Spain

Matador Julio Aparicio is gored by a bull after losing his footing during a bullfight in Madrid. One of the animal’s horns pierced his throat and punched through the bottom of his mouth, puncturing his tongue and fracturing his jaw. After an emergency one-hour operation in the medical center at the bullring, Aparicio was transferred to hospital for further surgery. He recovered, and returned to the ring in August.

Photo credit:
EFE

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/500 s
Focal length
200 mm
F-Stop
f/4
ISO
500

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