A Wet Eid al-Adha

A Wet Eid al-Adha



It was wet. It rained all night last night and the ground around the city square where the locals gather to pray was soaked and riddled with puddles. The crowds were sparse compaired to past years according to locals. But the faithful prayed on.

Note to the squeamish: Below are some rather graphic images. Not as graphic as they could have been. Please be advised.


Women praying during the morning Eid al-Adha prayers.

Women praying during the morning Eid al-Adha prayers.

The Sacrifice


The head of the military (in white) donates a ram to the main mosque of the city. The meat (as with all the sacrifices) will be distributed to the poor.

His number is up.


The sacrifice is about to begin.


Preparing for sacrifce.


Bound for sacrifice.


The men sacrificing the next cow call for the knife.



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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. Tim Humble

    I like the image of the reflections in the puddle Matt!

  2. Teppiedoo87

    Amazing, would have loved to see those women praying.

  3. Jackie_701

    thats really nice picture.
    Me (the asian boy who talk to you at the Alun-Alun / City Square) need learn a lot from your picture.

    • Matt Brandon

      Jackie, Yes I remember. It was nice to meet you. Please continue with your photography. All the best – Matt

      • Jackie_701

        i like the reflection on the puddle (913430 & 913426).
        thats amazing….

        i just wondering, why at that time i dont take puddle reflection picture like yours…
        i need to observe more better to get good point of interest.

        btw this is my 3rd weeks learning photography, so it means that i have to learn more and more.

  4. Anonymous

    Those top two images are really cool 🙂

  5. Todd White

    Great stuff Matt. Love the reflection photos. Very cool.


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