Hay Season in Latvia

June 11th, 2009

Hay Season in Latvia - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

A very rare case of farmer’s axe tan.

(submitted by Christine)

107 Responses to “Hay Season in Latvia”

  1. Magdalene says:

    Yes, please!

  2. Birdgirl says:

    I think that’s Rasputin up there.

  3. Susan says:

    He knows he’s hot.

  4. Kiwi says:

    Farmer Stan tugs off his shirt in one heroic swipe as he chisels the finishing touches into his latest straw sculpture of the human butt…

  5. Mariko says:

    that looks like moses from the sistine chapel pictures… does it not?

  6. Jordan says:

    Orthodox monks gone wild!

  7. curious says:

    Is this the guy that was videotaped doing some wiggy dancing at a parade?

  8. Tim says:


    Yeah…sorry, That’s all I got.

  9. Amy says:

    whip it good

  10. Kafkaesque says:

    Hay sculpting beats a poetry reading any day of the week!

  11. monjakavala says:

    hold on to your boot straps cuz daddy’s got a sweet tooth tonight!!!!

  12. lololola says:

    nothing is funnier than the “axe tan” caption. brilliant!

  13. Hawk says:

    Slaying the Snuffleupagus…..

  14. Ben says:

    How is he standing on a pile of hay? It has no support at all, he should fall right through that stuff.

  15. Ummm...........Greg? says:


  16. boob says:

    foreigners are funny

  17. Prince says:

    Anyone notice how surprised/frightened/confused the woman in the orange looks? Love it!

  18. Chris and Bill says:

    Tame that wild muslix!

  19. Dale says:

    This is one of my favorite photos EVER. I’d love to hear the story (if there is one) behind it.

  20. hero says:

    it occurs to me that they believe they’ve slaughtered a mammoth…

  21. soz says:

    or maybe it’s “HEY!!!” season.

  22. Domesticated says:

    the axe tan is on his belly!! LOVE IT.

  23. Kharlos says:

    Brilliant! The caption for this made me lol big time.

  24. Sue says:

    How do you get a farmer’s axe tan anyways?

  25. grimey says:

    Latvian hay monsters in UFO crop circles don’t scare me…much

  26. Maya B. says:

    That hay stack looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie.

  27. Shannon says:

    First prize for weirdness.

  28. Lacey says:

    When hay balers go wild!

  29. Señor_Citizen says:

    That’s not Lativa. I’d recognize that hay anywhere. That hay is indigenous to Albania. That, my friends, is Albanian hay.

  30. Debbie says:

    Looks like the Latvian version of balloon animals.

  31. Alan says:

    Latvian Gothic.

  32. Dani says:

    How is this even possible???????

  33. Steve says:

    Baltic Hoedown.

  34. Vicky says:

    His enthusiasm is outstanding. Would love to know the story behind the axe-tan.

    • madame ruby says:

      What’s an axe tan? Yo no get it.

    • Christine says:

      guy`s name is Leonchiks (real name is Alexander, but he prefers calling himself Leon, and in Latvian a sort of diminutive and a pet name of Leon is Leonchiks). he is a photographer, very talented artist, and likes to do crazy stuff sometimes – just for fun and the awkwardness of a moment. he is a close family friend and visits our country house from time to time. the story behind the axe tan is one of his crazy ideas.
      he got drunk in the midday, took a nap in the sun, of course, forgot to put his shirt on, accidentally an axe was lying somewhere beside him, he saw it and though – wow, what a great idea – to have a chopper on my belly!

  35. Compound_Bow101 says:

    Where the Compound Bow be at?

  36. Vickie says:

    what is he holding??

  37. dsto says:

    Kevin Baconovich stars in Russia’s version of “Footloose”

  38. sockmonkey says:

    The Wicker Man’s little seen pet……..Wicker Maltese…….

  39. Waynski says:

    Due to the poor housing market realtors are now required to take drastic measures at home showings.

  40. jenjen says:

    Mechanical bull riding – Latvian style!

  41. WombatGirl says:

    Ride ‘im coyboy!

  42. Plannbb says:

    Time to insert the “Compound bow” joke.

  43. Ana says:

    Organic Chippensdale

  44. this awkward photo just looks like a canvas.

  45. Fietsbelle says:

    I love the way this guy is the toughest shxx alive. With ginormous beard….

    • dunce says:

      this guy was one of the origanal cast members for 300 but he was to manly and his beard to big “THIS IS MY STRAW HILL”

  46. hay is fun says:

    hmmm…looks like the start of a Snuffleupagus hay sculpture to me.

  47. Carol says:


  48. Corwin says:

    Guy’s having a little too much fun there

  49. Midge says:

    When good hay beasts go wrong…with decorative humans.


  50. El Kev says:

    Kronvald is showing off after finally finishing his sculpted hay bale.

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