In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Kendra Aiken stands wearing a parka made by her grandmother, as she poses for a picture for her parents in front of work on a bowhead whale in a field near Barrow, Alaska. Children of Barrow too small to help with the hooking and cutting, are still brought down to the whale, while family members point and explain the process.

Photos: Alaska whale hunt

Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull was invited to witness a tremendous catch for a small Alaskan community — a bowhead whale.