Monday, October 17, 2016
Here's a story I shot on a recent trip about the tarantula hunters of Cambodia featured as a slideshow on the Bloomberg website: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-10-13/the-tarantula-hunters-of-cambodia
"For some, it's the stuff of nightmares. For others, it's dinner. Around the small market town of Skuon in Cambodia, men and boys as young as five head into the jungle to hunt for an unusual prey - the Thai Zebra Tarantula. For generations, locals have dug the palm-sized hairy spiders from their burrows for use as a traditional cure for breathing disorders and backache or as a tasty snack. Now some environmental groups are concerned that increasing demand for the beasts and rampant deforestation are putting the species under threat."