Please click on the images for glimpses of the 40th annual Efes Selcuk Camel Wrestling Festival in the Aegean town of Selcuk, near Izmir, Turkey.
IMAGE: Wrestling camel Ozarslan Bey, adorned with colourful ornaments, takes part in the Camel Beauty Contest ahead of the camel wrestling festival.
All photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
IMAGE: A wrestling camel is paraded before the Camel Beauty Contest.
IMAGE: Wrestling camel Ozarslanbey is paraded at the Pamucak Arena.
IMAGE: Camels wait for the start of the competition.
IMAGE: Spectators eagerly wait for the camels to start wrestling.
IMAGE: A prayer before the competition begins.
IMAGE: Spectators toast the camels.
IMAGE: Camels wrestle in the Pamucak Arena.
IMAGE: Spectators agog at the camel bouts.
IMAGE: Humans take over from the camels in the arena -- to dance, not wrestle.