16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
There are rare tribes in Nepal that have been haunting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries. A tradition that's carried on for generations. Wrapped in a tornado of angry giant bees, hanging with bare hands to a bamboo rope hundreds of meters high, these people risk their lives to collect the precious spring ‘red honey’, famous for its medicinal, aphrodisiac and hallucinogenic properties.
© Mauro De Bettio.
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||Nov. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III