18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A diver comes out of the water holding an octopus. Jeju Island, known for its characteristic basalt volcanic rock, sits off South Korea and is the home of the renowned Haenyeo, or sea women, who free dive off the black shores of Jeju harvesting delicacies from the sea. They are inscribed on the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
||Jeju island, South Korea
||© Alain Schroeder