The sea was turned red after local fishermen on the Faroe Islands took part in their annual killing of a herd of pilot whales

The sea was turned red after local fishermen on the Faroe Islands took part in their annual killing of a herd of pilot whales
Faroe Islanders have turned the sea red during their annual killing of a herd of innocent pilot whales.

Every year, innocent whales are forced to swim towards the shores of the Danish islands during their migration.

But when local fishermen catch a glimpse of them, the mammals slow down before locals get in their power boats and dinghies to close in on the large school of whales.

Two men were seen wading through the shallow water as a number of whales who had just been slaughtered by the fishermen

Two men were seen wading through the shallow water as a number of whales who had just been slaughtered by the fishermen
The locals, many of whom are dressed in full wetsuits, then wade into the water and begin to violently drag the distressed mammals up the beach.

The hunts see the locals head down to two beaches on the islands armed with spinal lances.

Around the world, there are an estimated 1,000,000 long-finned pilot whales and around 200,000 short-finned pilot whales.
A group of fishermen worked together to pull the whales onto the shore after they had just been slaughtered during the annual event

A group of fishermen worked together to pull the whales onto the shore after they had just been slaughtered during the annual event
Hundreds of people gathered on the beach to witness the hunt, known as the grindadrap, and many of the people ended up in the water

Hundreds of people gathered on the beach to witness the hunt, known as the grindadrap, and many of the people ended up in the water
The sea turned red as the whales bled after they were surrounded and later slaughtered by the fishermen who had made their way into the water

The sea turned red as the whales bled after they were surrounded and later slaughtered by the fishermen who had made their way into the water