26 June 2006

Lamalera Whale Hunting (East Nusa Tenggara)


Lamalera on Lembata Island is a whaling village. The months of May to September are the whale hunting season for the people of Lamalera. Using simple traditional tools as small row boats and hand-thrown harpoons, the hunters sail out to hunt these giant creatures of the sea.
The catch is either consumed or sold.


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