Whales are becoming extinct, so are the whalers

‘It’s the whalers who are headed for extinction,” observed Roff Smithr in National Geographic of Norway’s seafaring Lofoten Islands, where the scene is fast changing as the next generation of Norwegian kids don’t want to carry on the family business. The feature came with equally evocative photographs by Marcus Bleasdale.


About the author

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at