These beautiful and stunning photos were taken by documentary travel photographer Andrew Newey, who recently visited Nepal and spent two weeks photographing an extremely dangerous tradition. The resulting images are breathtaking!For hundreds of years, the Gurung tribespeople have risked their lives collecting something we here in North America probably take for granted.
Twice a year, the Gurung Honey Hunters scale steep cliffs with handmade rope ladders and long sticks (tangos) to harvest honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas. The skills of this ancient and sacred tradition have been passed down through the generations. But now the number of bees and traditional honey hunters are in rapid decline as a result of increased commercial interests and climate change.
Andrew shared his incredible photos with Reshareworthy.com and they are republished here with permission.
Share these stunning photos with your friends and family. Everyone should see Andrew’s incredible work in documenting this vanishing tradition.