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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Whale hunters of Lamalera

People of Lamalera village rely on the ocean for sustenance, just like most Indonesian islanders. Their lore, however, prohibits them from using nets - instead, they hunt sharks and cetaceans with simple harpoons.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin