Salagubang Wrestling

Salagubang is a kind of beetle found in the Philippines. The above photo shows two salagubang, connected by a splinter clipped on their wings, wrestling to push each other out of the circle drawn on the ground where the children played. The winner is obviously the one who manage push the other one out of the circle. The game is popular among children there. This was shot at the Manila North Cemetery, Philippines back in 2007.

1 comment
  • wei weiJune 19, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    this is so cute!

    do u use a macro lens to capture this?ReplyCancel

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