14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Whaling dreams past and present
Historic Brower residence near Bowhead Whale Arch in Barrow, Alaska. Ahnupkana is intrigued by the metal harpoon atop the overturned umiaq frame. Many years ago whaler's were trapped in sea ice and wintered in the house shown. Whaler's since erected the arch seen. Carrying on his rich Inupiat American culture, one day Ahnupkana will whale hunt too.
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