Indonesia, 2010 - Benno Neeleman, photographer

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In the tiny village of Lamalera on the remote Indonesian island of Lembata, whalehunting is still a tradition. Each year an average of aproximately 20 to 30 spermwhales are caught by fishermen in small wooden boats with wooden spears. The meat is only available for the villagers and is not for sale. Due to the introduction of outboard engines in 2003 the tradition is changing however. If there are no whales hunted, fishermen also catch other large seamammals as dolphins and manta rays. Lamalera, Indonesia, July 2010

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