Adventurous eating

Alligator, tarantula and ostrich are on the menu at The Explorers Club annual dinner in New York.

  • Daniela Kittinger chews a cooked tarantula at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A person uses a mobile phone to take photos of whole cooked alligators at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A chef serves a whole cooked alligator at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Goat penises are prepared in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Amazon Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos samples cooked cockroach at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • A chef with a tray of roasted ostrich walks through the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • Club member and a food critic known as Baron Ambrosia wears coyote skulls during the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A chef holds a belt fish in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Women hold a cockroach and a tarantula to their mouths at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A chef serves goat at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A scorpion sits on a cupcake in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A chef slices up bull testicles in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Pastry Sous Chef Michael Ottomanelli holds chocolate-dipped strawberries covered in larvae in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Gene Rurka holds cooked tarantulas in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka poses with whole cooked alligators at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A chef holds tarantulas in the kitchen before the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Susan Grimaldi, who practices Shamanic Art, at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser