Not falling far from the tree: Flickr photo of the day

Michael Clemmer

Karapan Sapi, or “cow racing,” was once how Indonesian farmers celebrated the end of rice-growing season. Now it is a sport and popular tourist attraction in West Sumatra. Traditionally, grown men – who should know better – jumped onto wooden harnesses between two oxen, bit the animal’s tails and held on for dear life as the team raced through muddy rice fields.

London-based Nusrat Howard-Moore photographed a kid taking part in a race on dirt, not mud, with calves, heading for the finish line in the time-honored tradition of Little Boys Imitating Their Fathers.

Do you have your own compelling travel photos to share? Join the Yahoo! Travel Flickr group, or look us up on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. You can also download the Flickr app.