May 2, 2012
In 1987, photographer Eric Valli and his wife Diane Summers went into the jungles of Nepal to meet up with the Gurung tribesman and document their remarkable quest for honey.
Twice a year, the Gurung hiked to the tops of cliffs in the Himalayan foothills and then descended these precipices on rope ladders to harvest the honey from large hives that were precariously perched in crags along the cliffs.
The resulting photographs were featured in National Geographic. Here are some of them…
And here’s an excerpt from a documentary they made…
(via Iconic Photos)
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