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The boys parade their catch.
The tarantulas lair.
When caught the spiders are delicately put into small plastic bottles and kept there until they and ready to eat.
The hunters look into the spiders lair and prepare for the capture.
Wielding a axe a young hunter heads into the jungle in search of tarantula's.
The children are calm while they dig for the eight-legged arachnids.
A young hunter heads back to the jungle hut to give his catch to his mother to prepare for eating.
The female tarantulas are prefered as generaly they are carrying eggs which adds to the flavour.
The spiders are caught using a very primitive simple yet effective technique.
A boy searches the jungle for new hunting spots.
Living of the land.
The delicacy is sometimes eaten raw.
A young boy runs past his jungle hut.
Everybody awaits the capture.
Rooftop view in Old Sana'a. Sana'a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the 7th and 8th centuries the city became a major centre for the propagation of Islam. This religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. At an altitude of 2,300 metres (7,500 ft), it is also one of the highest capital cities in the world.
Children swinging on makeshift hammocks in Bangkok, Thailand.
A woman selling fans in Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand.
Two boys relaxing inside the Grand Saleh mosque, Sana'a. Inaugurated in November 2008, it can hold up to 40,000 worshippers and cost nearly 60 million US dollars to build. A number not easy to digest given the country's suffering from various widespread different kinds of humanitarian crisis.
A tuk tuk driver stands beside his vehichle in Bangkok, Thailand.
A barber shop in Sana'a during Ramadan.
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A butcher at a morning market in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A man with unique sunglasses, sitting on Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand.
In depth portrait of the Hindu Thaipusam festival held annually in Malaysia in January. A unique take on the events through the eyes of a participating couple.
This short documentary is produced in a "personal journey" or "character driven" style.
Piercing the body out of faith is a custom in most of the oldest religions. Though it may induce fear, doubt and anxiety, it is also associated with a certain sense of mysticism and spirituality. The viewer witnesses here the Thaipusam - the magical Hindu festival where devotees in a state of trance, painlessly carry offerings in the form of heavy burdens and/or have a range of intriguing attachments hooked to their body.
But beyond the images of unbelievable crowds and fanfare, the viewer can also witness the love, trust and devotion merging into an expression of faith through self-sacrifice.
For many, Thaipusam is all about the flourish and the obscure customs. For many tourists, it is the defining evidence of the unique multi-cultural life in Malaysia. For many amateur photographers, it’s one of those places where you capture that ‘one’ unforgettable picture. For some it's a story of love...
Brazil, Pará, Ilha Algodoal, 14.01.2012, Surfer is ripping the waves in the Amazon Delta.
Young woman surfing at Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil.
Portfolio: Marize de Klerk - Video Journalist & Producer