by Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 25 April 2014

Twice a year, one of the oldest and most dangerous traditions takes place in central Nepal. The Gurung tribe go on a challenging (to say the least) hunt for honey. Photographer Andrew Newey accompanied the tribe on their expedition and says of his time: ‘High in the Himalayan foothills of central Nepal, Gurung honey hunters gather twice a year, risking their lives to harvest the honey from the world’s largest honeybee. 

‘For hundreds of years, the skills required to practise this ancient and sacred tradition have been passed down through the generations, but now both the number of bees and traditional honey hunters are in rapid decline as a result of increased commercial interests and climate change.’

Via Design Wreck