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Human history;

There are not many places left in the world like Lamalera, one of the strangest places on earth, so clean and pristine that the starlight from the Milky Way is reflected in a shimmering band off the ocean’s surface. So quiet and peaceful that the village dogs have nothing to bark at, a place where everyone welcomes you with a smile. An area so remote and isolated that any progress made in the world will arrive here last. The people are poor and they live a hard life, but they know some things that the outside world has long forgotten:

"How to be happy and how to live as one with their environment"

It’s also an amazing piece of living human history, a tribe surviving off whaling for centuries is indeed fascinating......

Setting: 16mm, 1/125, F8, ISO raw 200, 0907hrs

Additonal picture:
Workshop1: The black beach where sperm whale is slaughtered, and distributed along strict sharing rules to all members of the village; the family, the clan, the neighbours, the widows and people on the mountain. It is everything. To them, the whale is intrinsic to their culture, a gift of both their ancestors and their God. They are both Catholics and animist and say there is a consensus between higher forces to let them take sperm whales.

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