Whaling has been an integral part of the culture and lives of the Lamalera villagers for nearly six hundred years. More than 1,700 people live in the village today and whales are still the most important source of meat for their diets. This gallery gives a fascinating insider's perspective into hunting whales using only a traditional harpoon. Click the pictures below to enter the gallery and read the stories behind the images.
All pictures were taken by Photovoices volunteer photographers.