International Buffalo Bodypainting Competition is Vibrantly Unusual

By: Meghan Young - Jun 4, 2014
References: amusingplanet & neatorama
Bodypainting may still be a big hobby for many, but the International Buffalo Bodypainting Competition has just taken the attention off of humans for a moment and placed it on some big beasts. Instead of decorating the sensual form of the female body, artists from United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Finland, New Zealand, Vietnam, Laos and China came together to compete in the water buffalo competition.

A total of 48 water buffalos participated in the International Buffalo Bodypainting Competition that was recently held on May 18 in Pu'er, Yunnan Province. Vibrant, intricate and creative, the winning team happened to be a group of local schoolchildren who walked away with the 100,000 yuan ($16,005 USD) prize. According to Amusing Planet, "painting on the buffalos is an ancient custom in Jiancheng derived from a legend."