A few weeks back I posted a story that shared new photos of an uncontacted tribe living deep in the Brazilian rainforest. Those images were taken by an aerial reconnaissance plane that flew over the site where the tribe lives in an effort to gauge how well they were doing in a part of the world that is becoming increasingly threatened by outside forces. Surprisingly, observers found that the tribe was not only faring quite well, but was actually thriving, with new members being added since the last survey. Now, more images have been revealed and they are just as fascinating as the first.
National Geographic has posted an exclusive gallery of photos that were shot just last week that give us a rare and interesting look into the way of life that these tribesmen have followed for hundreds of years. The images were taken by a low-flying helicopter, which allowed photographer Ricardo Stuckert to get some unique shots from a safe distance. The photos were taken near Brazil’s border with Peru, and offer insights into how they paint their bodies, cut their hair, and more. It is the first time that we’ve had such a close look at these people.
The image gallery is indeed a fascinating one for anyone who shares my interest in the lives of these uncontacted tribes. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I think that it is amazing that these people can still exist and continue their way of life in the 21st century. Hopefully they’ll be able to continue to do so for as long as they like, and efforts are being made to allow them to do just that. But, as commercial interests from petroleum, mining, and logging companies encroach on their lands, that is becoming more and more of a challenge.
Check out all of these amazing photos by clicking here.
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