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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

Photo gallery with quotes from the book "The Forest Has You" and soundscapes

Honey gathering
PHOTO: Gathering honey in the treetops (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: rainforest insect calls and Southern Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations


"The open buzzing mouth of the beehive. They tell me you have to follow the scent, know how to recognize the sound. You need to find a tree like this one. Then you tie yourself to the trunk and begin to climb. When you get to the hive you throw in a clump of burning leaves, and thrust your bare arms inside. Dazed by the smoke, the bees sting you while you toss chunks of honeycomb down to the people waiting below..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You
(La foresta ti ha - Castelvecchi/LIT Edizioni)