Whaling in the Heart of Gulf Stream – The Faroe Islands

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October 19, 2012PhotographyNo comments

The Faroe Islands are situated in the North Atlantic at the halfway between Norway and Iceland. These islands are giving shelter to the population of more than 50000.The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 and is 113 km long and 75 km wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead.

These are the part of the Kingdom of Denmark which is rocky and treeless areas with some low peaks. It was inhabited by humans in 8th century. Fishing and maritime industry are the basis of economy. The beautiful and unique landscape with its meadow, cliff, and sea makes it the center of attraction for nature lovers and photographers.

  • Inhabitants of Faroe Islands following their tradition, drive pilot whales known as ‘Grindadrap’ (whale hunt in Faroese), on November 22, 2011. In this autonomous province of Denmark, its residents slaughter and eat pilot whales every year.

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  • A beautiful view of Faroe Islands, near Tórshavn, on June 23, 2008.

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  • A traditional Faroese wool sweater knitted by a woman in Tórshavn, on June 01, 2007.

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  • A scene near the village of Saksun on Streymoy where a sheep dog is shooing away a sheeo, on October 8, 2007.

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  • A hillside of Faroe Island, occupied with grazing sheep.

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  • The amazing caves on the island of Nolsoy from which the visitors are exiting, in the Faroe Islands, on May 25, 2007.

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  • A photograph of Slave’s Edge near Leitisvatn in the Faroe Islands, of climbing tourists, clicked on May 23, 2007.

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  • A scene viewed from the village of Gasadalur of clouds hovered on Mykines, the westernmost island in the Faroe Islands, photographed on August 11, 2009.

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  • A view of the fantastic play of the sun and the clouds captured at the Kirkjubour village on the Streymoy, on October 16, 2012.

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  • A river nurturing two villages flowing near the road, from the village of Velbastaour to Syoradalur on the Faroe Islands, on October 13, 2012.

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  • The harbor situated at Fámjin, on Suðuroy, the southernmost island in Faroe Islands.

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  • On May 25, 2007 a wonderful aerial view of Tindhólmur, off of Vagar Island in the Heart of Gulf Stream.

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  • A picture of horse, clicked on October 13, 2012, standing along the vivacious coast line of the village of Velbastaour on Streymoy.

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  • A photograph of Tórshavn, capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands captured by an arriving ferry the harbor of, photographed from an arriving ferry, on June 23, 2008.

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  • A fisherman near Svartaberg ready with his equipments’ for his daily wages.

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  • A beautiful village of the Faroe Islands which was snapped on April 19, 2011.

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  • A local domestic sheep breed called Faroes in the fields of Faroe Islands.

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  • This is a beautiful town, Funningur, established on the northwest coast of Eysturoy of Faroe Islands.

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  • The view of Faroe Islands covered from orbit by NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites on April 17, 2003.These islands cover the area of approximately 1,400 sq km (540 sq mi), its archipelago is about 80 km wide.

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  • There is a small island located in Sørvágsfjørður, a fjord on the west side of Vágoy in the Faroe Islands a small island name Tindhólmur. Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, and Bogdi are small peaks of this island.

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