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Man performing a ritual after killing a wild pig, Pulau Siberut, Sumatra, Indonesia

© Antoine Boureau / Biosphoto

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Shooting date : 2017-03-23

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Man performing a ritual after killing a wild pig with 3 dogs and a spear. He asks the spirits not to be able to kill the next wild pig in order to protect the species. A killed animal, a protected animal, is what every Mentawai hunter asks for spirits after a take.


Domestic animal / Domestic mammal / Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) / Wild pig

Natural resources use / Fauna use / Hunting (activity) / Hunter

Ethnic group / Homme fleur

Matter (substance) / Chemical reaction / Exothermic reaction / Combustion / Fire

Body modification / Permanent body modification / Tattoo

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Biosphere reserve

Asia / Far East / South East Asia / Insulinde / Indonesia / Sumatra

Religious faith

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Night

Shot / Indoor


Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Leaf

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Person / Man

Religious faith / Traditional cult

Asia / Far East / South East Asia / Insulinde / Indonesia / Sunda Islands / Mentawai Islands / Siberut

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Artiodactyla / Suidae / Sus

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