Andrea Gjestvang/Panos Pictures

Hvannasund, Vidoy, Faroe Islands

Three men hurry across a beach when they see whales approaching land during the whaling season in Hvannasund. While international animal rights groups criticise the hunt as being cruel and unnecessary, most Faroese consider whaling an important part of their culture and history. After a successful hunt, the meat and blubber are split amongst the population.

Object Name
Copyright
Andrea Gjestvang/Panos Pictures
City
Hvannasund, Vidoy
Country
Faroe Islands
Restrictions
Not available in Germany, France and Norway
Max size
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High Resolution
5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
4.3 MB size on disk
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