Lamalera – Call me Ishmael.

by hamishandkat

Lamalera, on the island of Lembata, east of Flores is an operating whaling village, using traditional boats and hand harpoons. Purely by chance, we were there for the opening of the season, a Catholic ceremony and blessing of the fleet. They take up to 25 sperm or pilot whales a year, plus mantas and dolphins.