Bullfighting photos by Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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Bullfighting photos by Daniel Ochoa de Olza
Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino stands in the arena as a ray of sun hits his back during the San Isidro Fair in Madrid, Spain Friday, May 15, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the annual San Isidro Fair in May is regarded as one of the most prestigious bullfighting events. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Miguel Abellan performs with a Parlade's ranch fighting bull during the San Isidro Fair in Madrid, Spain Friday, May 15, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the annual San Isidro Fair in May is regarded as one of the most prestigious bullfighting events. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino salutes as he does the paseillo, or ritual entrance to the arena during a bullfight of the San Isidro Fair Madrid, Spain Friday, May 15, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the San Isidro Fair is regarded as one of the most prestigious bullfighting events. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo is performs with a Pedraza de Yelte's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Pedraza de Yelte's ranch fighting bull runs during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Juan del Alamo is performs with a Pedraza de Yelte's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Paco Urena adjusts his montera or bullfighter's hat before a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares, looks at storm clouds during the 'paseillo' or traditional entrance to the arena during a bullfight at La Muralla bullring, in Brihuega, Spain, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Three children look from a window as a dead fighting bull is dragged to the backyard of the bullring during a bullfight at La Muralla bullring, in Brihuega, Spain, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Pepe Moral performs with a Escribano Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Eugenio de Mora performs with a Escribano Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
AP10ThingsToSee- Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano stretches his hand towards a bull's horn during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A broken barrier damaged by a bull is seen during a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull runs during a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez 'El Juli' performs during a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A "Vellosino" ranch fighting bull jumps to the arena during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around the country celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A bullfighter assistant cleans a knife on the face of a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull after killing it during a bullfight in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A bull's horn is stained with his own blood as Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A "Puerto de San Lorenzo" ranch fighting bull bleeds during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Leandro's jacket is stained with bull's blood as he pauses during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
In this slow shutter speed picture Colombian bullfighter Juan Viriato performs with a Manuel Caro Andrade ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Colombian bullfighter Juan Viriato looks at a bull while he performs with his face stained with bull's blood during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighters Manuel Escribano, left, and Leandro talk during a bullfight in Toro, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro points his finger to an El Torero ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro aims his sword instants before killing with it an El Torero ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish bullfighter Cesar Jimenez walks during his 'paseillo' or ritual entrance to the arena before a bullfight with El Torero ranch fighting bulls at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
The stained with bull's blood sword of the Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro is held by assistants after killing with it an El Torero ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Bullfighter's banderillero Vicente Cabanes is tossed by a Guardiola Fantoni ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A Guardiola Fantoni ranch fighting bull runs while a spectator uses a Spanish fan to cover herself from the harsh sun during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Bullfighting is a long standing Spanish tradition that began in the pre-historic times. Although it is controversial and even banned in parts of the country, bullfighting continues to be a strong cultural cornerstone.

In a new photo series, photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza captures the fight in a painterly way, by using motion, angles and shapes to his advantage. The resulting photos slow down time and show the beauty in the usually fast-paced, violent sport.
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