For mine, this is the highlight of the Royal Easter Show. I was delighted a number of years ago to discover that the sport of woodchopping commenced in Australia and has spread to New Zealand, Canada, USA, Wales, Ireland, England, and Spain. Although this event is the highlight of their competition calendar, there are many events all year round, through each of the states of Australia.
The sport includes: Underhand chopping, Standing Block Chopping, Treefelling, Single and Double handed Sawing, and Axe throwing. I watched the first four events of the 18 days of competition. This involved axemen from NZ, QLD, NSW, WA, and Victoria. The top photograph shows a competitor in the Standing Block, and the lower photograph shows a competitor in the Underhand Chopping.
I'll have you know that I risked life and limb to clamber to the uppermost tier of the arena to bring you the wide-angle shot!