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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
SWEET GOLD

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.

TAGS: Bee, Honey, Nepal

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© Mauro De Bettio.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Dhaulagiri region, Western Nepal, Nepal