Miraculous and extremely risky honey hunting on Himalayan cliffs in central Nepal


U.K.-based documentary travel photographer Andrew Newey took these miraculous pictures of honey hunting in central Nepal last year’s autumn. Honey hunting is an ancient tradition in central Nepal, the Gurung tribes people risk their lives to collect wild honey from the world’s largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs twice a year, traditional honey harvest, who use handmade rope ladders and long sticks passed down through their ancestors to perform the work, for hundreds of years, this amazing tradition is dying under the threat of commercialization, and the bees and honey hunters are in short supply.

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