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Hunting the Minke



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Man Bites Whale
Photograph by Flip Nicklin

“Whale steak” is one of two minke whale entrées on the menu at Moon Garden, a Tokyo restaurant. Despite a 1986 international whaling moratorium the Japanese continue to hunt minkes in the Antarctic and North Pacific under a provision that allows for “scientific whaling.” Researchers study select organs; the rest of the animal is sold for human consumption.



Camera: F100 Nikon
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 18mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/2 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Nighttime
Lighting Techniques: Indoor lighting with a strobe pop TTL at one stop under ambient





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