While traveling through the more rural parts of the Philippines, you might happen upon children along the roadside “spider fighting”. Spider fighting, is the low-income alternative to cock-fighting in the Philippines, and involves people betting while two spiders duel on the edge of stick. Along our way through Twin Lakes National Park, we came across a pair of spider-fighters, and asked if we could document one of their fights.
We gave you all a desktop background earlier in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, and we didn’t want to leave anyone out, so today we’re giving you all a new background for your cell phones and tablets. And since we know that many of you are mid-winter and longing for warmer weather, today’s mobile background is a photo that we took along the beach in Thailand earlier this year: