21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Honey Hunter

Netrabadur Khorkha, a lifelong honey hunter, seemingly engages in a dialogue with a bee. The traditional Nepali industry of collecting wild Himalayan honey is risky, but highly valued—the honey of giant Himalayan bee is not only medicinal, but psychedelic as well, and often used in spiritual healing rituals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Dolakha, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Mark Levitin