National Geographic : 1927 Aug
Photograph by W. Douglas Burden THE EXPEDITION'S FIRST CAMP ON KOMODO The hut occupied by the author and Mrs. Burden was open to the sea breeze. The roof of woven palm leaves was mellow and bearded with age, and it contained a rich assortment of crawling life, including pit vipers, scorpions, centipedes, and spiders. Indeed, amost interesting collection could have been made from this shelter. To Mrs. Burden's left is Lee Fai, the expedition's cameraman.