Ituri Forest Pygmies | Who Rules the Forest? National Geographic Magazine: Pygmy Woman Carries Fire

Pygmy Woman Carries Fire in Ituri Forest in the  Democratic Republic of Congo. As the semi-nomadic tribe sets up camp to hunt, they make camp fires use the smoldering embers to drive away bees when they find a hive and take the honey. For hundreds of years, the small statured people have lived in the rainforest without stressing the environment. But outside forces are moving in that will put pressure on them as the forest is logged. This is flash blur because it was dark, and I panned the photo trying to get a feeling for the mystical quality of the forest. 

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