Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world's largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs. Travel photographer Andrew Newey recently spent two weeks capturing this ancient but dying art.
the Himalayan foothills of central Nepal, teams of men gather around cliffs that are home to the world’s largest honeybee, Apis laboriosa. As they have for generations, Gurung tribesmen of west-central Nepal enter the jungle in search of wild honey where they use indigenous tools under insecure conditions to collect honey.
Fotógrafo registra a saga dos caçadores de mel dos Himalaias
In The Jungle Book not only is Mowgli's method for honey collecting accurate, the honey, when made with the pollen of certain flowers, may have intoxicating and hallucinatory effects. Mowgli and Baloo may have been getting loaded.