PREPARE: A Balinese removes his rooster from a cage before the game.
ROOSTER: Balinese carries a rooster during the cockfighting game.
EQUALIZES: Several roosters being faced head to head to find the right opponents. In order to have well-matched fight the owner checks for the weight, muscle and sizes of other rooster.
WEAPON: Sharp blade being placed at rooster's foot and tighten by using red string. The blade use to kill the other rooster on the match.
GAMBLE: Gamblers holds the money. Millions of Rupiah cycled during the game, this is what makes it illegal in Indonesia as a country which prohibits gambling in any forms.
ARENA: Hundreds of spectators, known as Bobotoh, flocks the cock fights stage in Bangli, Bali.
SHOUTS: A Bobotoh shouts to tag himself supporting one of the rooster fighting as part of gambling actions.
FIGHT: A rooster collied in the middle of the arena as other watches. The actual ritual for cleaning the impure area is until the rooster's blood spilled on the ground.
TENSION: Hundreds of spectators gazes at the game during the fights.
DEAD: A dead rooster died on the ground after loosing the game.
SPILL: Rooster's blood spilled on the ground.
PEELING: A Balinese peeling off the feather of a dead rooster and chop the meat.
MEAT: Dead rooster chopped and the meat are given to the owner and the winner.
all images © J.P. Christo