Uncontacted Amazonian tribe photographed

Via Reuters … WOW! A rare uncontacted tribe of Amazon Indians in one of the remotest parts of the rainforest near the border between Brazil and Peru have been photographed from the air. The images released on Thursday showed the tribe’s village and the tribe members painted bright red aiming their bows and arrows at the plane. The pictures are amazing; it’s like looking into the distant past:

Amazonian tribe
Photo (c) survival-international.org

It true what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words; check out these other amazing photos; zoom in on the bottom picture. (URL may change as the site is experiencing serious traffic; i’ll try to catch the change and update).

Can you believe that there are more than 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide?? Over half of these live in Brazil or Peru. This tribe was photographed to prove their existence in an effort to try to save them as many such tribes are “in grave danger of being forced off their land [through logging], killed and decimated by new diseases”.

It’s amazing to think how different we are from these people; how completely and utterly alien our entire existence is to them. And it’s sad to think how little disregard we have for people like this.

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  1. The fact that the Amazonian rainforest is threatened by destruction is a worrying issue. Those tribes won’t survive too long.

  2. That’s certainly true, it’s being destroyed at an enormous rate. I wonder has the rate even slowed down due to the publicity its been getting for the last decade or so?

  3. Is that Amy Winehouse behind the archers?