National Geographic : 1930 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Pacific and Atlantic MOBY DICK COMES TO A USEFUL END Instead of taking whales to a shore station for treatment, many of the newer whaling ships are equipped to flense the animals and extract the oil themselves. The tenders, or catchers, do the actual harpooning, inflate the carcasses, then tow them to the floating factory, where the animal is stripped, cut up, and fed to the huge vats. Photograph by Wide World THE HORSESHOE ARENA AT HOLMENKOLLEN, WITH THE "NORWEGIAN DERBY" IN FULL SWING This famous ski tournament, held every February at Oslo's winter resort, is devoted to jumping contests and long-distance racing. Skiing is now Norway's national sport.