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photo of Native Elders Carving Native Elders Carving

Alaska. Barrow elders sharpening the knives for harvesting the first bowhead whale (Balaena...
photo of Red Float Covered In Bear Fur Red Float Covered In Bear Fur
A red float is covered in bear fur for protection from the sun and the whales.
Because whales do not like the color red, a float is covered in bear skin. The skin also protects...
photo of Bowhead Whale Sunset Butchering Kaktovik Village Alaska Bowhead Whale Sunset Butchering Kaktovik Village Alaska
During the sunset hours, Inupiat men from the village of Kaktovik in Alaska, USA begin the butchering of a Bowhead Whale recently harpooned in the Arctic Ocean.
After harpooning a Bowhead Whale, two men from the village of Kaktovik in Alaska, USA start to make...
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska
As the sunset hues highlight the sky, a couple of men begin to butcher a recently harpooned Bowhead Whale where it is laid to rest on the coastal shores in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA.
The sky is an array of beautiful colors at sunset over the Arctic Ocean, but the sight along the...
photo of Kaktovik Village Children Butchered Bowhead Whale Alaska Kaktovik Village Children Butchered Bowhead Whale Alaska
Inupiat children stand next to the head of a butchered Bowhead Whale near the village of Kaktovik in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
The Eskimo people from the village of Kaktovik in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska...
photo of Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska
The Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska find the only convenient form of transportation for a Bowhead Whale is by using two forklifts.
After hunting a Bowhead Whale in the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska, two men use forklift...
photo of Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska
A whaler waving his flag shows his people the Bowhead Whale he has hunted in the waters of Barrow, Alaska as subsistence whale hunting is still allowed here.
An Eskimo man, Captain Charles Hopson, waving his flag while standing atop a bowhead whale which he...
photo of Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska
Part of the native Eskimo culture in Barrow, Alaska, is the cutting up the skin and blubber of a Bowhead Whale which was recently harpooned.
The Eskimo people who reside in the village of Barrow, Alaska have harpooned a Bowhead Whale as...
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea
A harpooned Bowhead Whale lies motionless in the frozen pieces of ice floating on the surface of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska.
Harpooning whales is what the Eskimos in Alaska find to be part of their culture and tradition...
photo of Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska
A group of Eskimos take part in butchering a Bowhead Whale by pulling away the blubber on the shores of the Chukchi Sea in Barrow, Alaska.
After the whaling crew in Barrow, Alaska has killed a Bowhead Whale, they tow it the icy shore...
photo of Man Cutting Whale Picture Man Cutting Whale Picture
An Eskimo man spends his day cutting up the blubber of a whale that was harpooned in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska.
Eskimo people that live around the Chukchi Sea in Alaska, still find whaling as a major part in...
photo of Harpoon Gun Eskimo Native Culture Harpoon Gun Eskimo Native Culture
As part of the Eskimo native culture in Alaska, whaling is a way of life and this man loads his harpoon gun aboard a whaling boat.
On board a whaling boat in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska, an Eskimo man prepares is harpoon gun in...
photo of Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska
In the Eskimo town of Barrow, Alaska, the community pulls together as a team and will work until they bring a Bowhead Whale ashore.
At the northernmost settlement on the North American mainland and in the United States, is the...
photo of Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska
Men from the Eskimo village of Barrow, Alaska, spend their days on the icy shores butchering a Bowhead whale.
Most people find that butchering a whale is an unnecessary act of violence, but the Eskimo...
photo of Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska
Baleen Whale and Native Kids
Part of the native culture of an Eskimo tribe in Alaska is to harpoon whales which they then...
photo of Native Subsistence Inuipiat Native Subsistence Inuipiat
Inupiat Whalers carving Kill
Alaska. Barrow.Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Captain Charles Hopson...
photo of Chukchi Whalers Chukchi Whalers
Chukchi Whale hunters
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Little...
photo of Native Whaler Scoping Native Whaler Scoping
Scoping for Bowhead Whales
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A lone...
photo of Paddling Through Ice Paddling Through Ice
Umiak Whalers Paddling thorugh Ice
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A group...
photo of Three Natives Search Three Natives Search
Native Whaling team and Umiak
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea, A native eskimo whaling team searches for whale to hunt near their...
photo of Hunter Searching Hunter Searching
Native Scoping for Bowhead Whales
Alaska. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A lone whaler...
photo of Two Hunters Two Hunters
Two Native Hunters on Snow
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A pair...
photo of Whale Hunt Umiak Whale Hunt Umiak
Umiak Whale Hunt at Sunset
Alaska. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A group of...
photo of Whale Tail Measurement Whale Tail Measurement
Measurement of Bowhead Whale Tail
Alaska. Barrow. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A bowhead whale tail...
photo of Sunset On Barrow Beach Sunset On Barrow Beach
Barrow Beach with Bowhead Bones and Boat
Alaska. Barrow. Bowhead whale ribs and frames of Umiaks.
photo of Little Kuupuk Little Kuupuk
Crew in Umiak leaving Ice
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Little...
photo of Launching The Umiak Launching The Umiak
Umiak Seal Skin Boat and Chukchi Sea
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A group...
photo of Subsistence Whale Hunt Subsistence Whale Hunt
Whale Carcass Carving
Alaska. Barrow. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Eskimos butchering a...
photo of Icelandic Whalers Icelandic Whalers
Whaling
Iceland. Whalers bring in dead Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

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