12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Illegal nest picking
Unfortunately this is common practice in south eastern Asia. People make a living from risking their lives everyday and harming the environment, at the same time.
Bird nests are a gastronomic prelibacy and can cost up to 3000$ x kg (red nests apparently up to 10,000$!)
The name El Nido comes from these nests, the limestone cliffs in the Bacuit Arcipelago are a great place for the swallows to live in.
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||Nov. 27, 2014, 1:15 p.m.