Los Percebeiros

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Photo and caption by federico vespignani

One of most particular job in the world. Facing the sea bites each time the tide permits to reach the rocks where "el Percebe" lives. We are on the "Costa de la muerte", this is the trade of the "Percebeiros". Wearing diving suits, with only a rope for their safety, these men dive in the last place you would like to be seeing the ocean prove his power. They catch the "Percebe" a prized shellfish that here in Galizia grows with a superior quality. But it has a price, indeed the entire operation requires a deep knowledge and confidence with times and limits imposed by nature.

Location: Costa de la muerte, Galizia, Spain


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