Jeju Island, South Korea

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Chunsong Kang, 84

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84 year old Chunsong Kang came out of the water this afternoon after 5 hours of scrambling 15 feet under water in a free dive in strong currents searching for abalone along the often treacherous rocky Korean coast. Jeju Island, long known for #women #wind, and #stones, has an austere beauty of landscape and people.

Group Shot

 

http://instagram.com/p/vKqDGvg1fz/Group shots. Who doesn’t take them? Who isn’t in them? We know they are never “good pictures” yet we often treasure them above all else. I will certainly keep this. A small group of Haenyeo from Udo island who were so kind to me. I did drink too much soju at lunch but here in Korea “too much” is expected for the respected. #Haenyeo #SouthKorea

Volcanic Rock Fences

http://instagram.com/p/vJ96A4g1Ub/Volcanic rock fences are a key element of the landscape on Jeju Island. The Haenyeo free divers often work in these carrot fields when on a break from their diving as now. #Haenyeo #SouthKorea #Jeju #Island

Jeju Island, Haenyeo South Korea

Jeju Island, Haenyeo South Korea