Whaling in Alaska

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Qaiyaan Aiken, center, gets a hug from his wife as he is congratulated for harpooning a bowhead whale after making his way back to shore near Barrow, Alaska. The crews that bring in a whale are celebrated in town, and their stories of exactly how the whale was harpooned are heard throughout town. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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