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Praying Mantis while walking the Neuse River
Crow and man in harmony
Upper Navajo Falls
Golden Girl
Sad smiley and long shadows
Crow on a gray day
A fog ring around the Columbia River Gorge
The glow of the sun at Ponytail falls
Key Largo Iguana
A flower blessed with many petals on Bainbridge Island
Elders waiting for whale meat during Nalukataq
Newport Bay in Oregon at Sunset
Sunset in Coney Island
Storm is coming!
lagoon dream of a shephard, close to Briançon
Female snowy owl protecting nest
Spider in backyard
Just like a fish out of a Gokyo lake
Fishing boat longing for the tide to come
Coastal erosion monitoring
Ducks swimming in a Brooklyn lake.
Socoa sailing
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Elders waiting for whale meat during Nalukataq

These three Iñupiat elders were enjoying the 2015's Nalukataq celebration. It was a cold a rainy day. The community shares warm caribou soup, home made butter rolls and muktuk between many other local delicacies to keeping everyone warm and cozy. The blanket toss festival is centered on giving thanks for a successful whale harvest and the safe return of the whaling captains. No matter how bad the weather, everyone attends the celebration... with some elders arriving as early as 6A.M. to gather good seats.

TAGS: Alaska, Culture, Festival, Tradition, United States

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© Florencia Mazza Ramsay.
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Date Taken: 06.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 17, 2015, 7:09 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION barrow, Alaska, United States of America