Brazil: First photos of uncontacted tribe deep in the Amazon


Some extraordinary photos surfaced recently of an uncontacted tribe deep in the Brazilian Amazon near the border with Peru. The remarkable, thriving, community were seen with painted in Annatto, with plentiful baskets of food, and a healthy community garden.

All the photographs were taken by Brazil's Indian Affair's Department, which authorised Survival International to use them as part of its campaign to protect their territory. For those reading this in the UK the tribe will be featured on the landmark BBC 1 Human Planet series on Thursday 3 Feb, 2011.

photograph of native people in village in brazil from the air

As the hidden villagers look up at the passing aircraft the photograph shows a thriving community with brimming baskets of papaya and manioc on the ground.

photograph of people in forest from far away

The tribe's survival is, apparently, seriously threatened by invading loggers from the Peruvian border.

photograph of man covered in red dye in amazonian forest garden

This man, painted with annatto seed dye, is in the community's garden, surrounded by banana plants and annatto trees.


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