We are not kidding. The roosters you are about to see are celebrities in villages across Malaysia. Some of these roosters/chickens spend their lives competing in beauty pageants and are bred for good looks.
All these photographs were taken by Malaysian photographer Ernest Goh
Ernest Goh is a photographer and visual artist. His work includes Altered Land, a documentation of the aftermath and recovery of Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 South-Asian Tsunami; Beyond Mask, a book documenting the situation inside Singapore’s largest hospital at the height of the SARS outbreak in Asia. His current focus on the natural world was nurtured as a young boy wading in the streams of his grandmother’s kampung(rural) village looking for fishes. In 2011 he presented The Fish Book, a whimsical study of the ornamental fish bred in Singapore. Following that in 2013, he released COCKS – a book showcasing portraits of supermodels of the chicken world.