Battling Beetles
Taylor Weidman
In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.

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  • Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a makeshift arena in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a makeshift arena in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Hang Dong, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a makeshift arena in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A challenger compares the size of two Rhinoceros Beetles before agreeing to a match at a small gathering in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A challenger compares the size of two Rhinoceros Beetles before agreeing to a match at a small gathering in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Hang Dong, Thailand - 19/10/2014: A challenger compares the size of two Rhinoceros Beetles before agreeing to a match at a small gathering in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Rhinoceros beetles are sold from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Rhinoceros beetles are sold from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Chiang Mai, Thailand - 15/10/2014: Rhinoceros beetles are sold from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A customer agitates a Rhinoceros Beetle to test its aggressiveness before making a purchase from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A customer agitates a Rhinoceros Beetle to test its aggressiveness before making a purchase from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Chiang Mai, Thailand - 15/10/2014: A customer agitates a Rhinoceros Beetle to test its aggressiveness before making a purchase from a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Rhinoceros beetles are displayed at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Rhinoceros beetles are displayed at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Chiang Mai, Thailand - 15/10/2014: Rhinoceros beetles are displayed at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a large fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a large fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Thai men gather to gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights at a large fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Thai men gather to watch and gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Thai men gather to watch and gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Hang Dong, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Thai men gather to watch and gamble on Rhinoceros Beetle fights in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A Thai man shows off his Rhinoceros Beetle, a recent winner in a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A Thai man shows off his Rhinoceros Beetle, a recent winner in a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Hang Dong, Thailand - 19/10/2014: A Thai man shows off his Rhinoceros Beetle, a recent winner in a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A Rhinocerous Beetle is on display at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A Rhinocerous Beetle is on display at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Chiang Mai, Thailand - 15/10/2014: A Rhinocerous Beetle is on display at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A Rhinoceros Beetle vendor pits two male beetles against each other to demonstrate their fighting abilities at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A Rhinoceros Beetle vendor pits two male beetles against each other to demonstrate their fighting abilities at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Chiang Mai, Thailand - 15/10/2014: A Rhinoceros Beetle vendor pits two male beetles against each other to demonstrate their fighting abilities at a roadside stand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A Rhinoceros Beetle uses its pincers to lift up a rival male during a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A Rhinoceros Beetle uses its pincers to lift up a rival male during a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Hang Dong, Thailand - 19/10/2014: A Rhinoceros Beetle uses its pincers to lift up a rival male during a fight in Hang Dong, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Thai men sizes up the beetles before placing bets at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Thai men sizes up the beetles before placing bets at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Thai men sizes up the beetles before placing bets at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: Two Rhinoceros Beetles battle for a female at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A customer compares beetles before making a purchase at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A customer compares beetles before making a purchase at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: A customer compares beetles before making a purchase at a fairground in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman
  • A Thai man uses a 'whirl' to make sounds that direct the beetle during a fight in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.A Thai man uses a 'whirl' to make sounds that direct the beetle during a fight in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
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      Doi Lo, Thailand - 19/10/2014: A Thai man uses a 'whirl' to make sounds that direct the beetle during a fight in Doi Lo, Thailand. In northern Thailand, gambling on Rhinoceros Beetle fights is a popular pastime during the September and October mating season. The male beetles, which are captured in the jungle at night, fight over a female beetle which is placed in a small compartment inside of the fighting perch.
      Credit: Taylor Weidman

 

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