Feb 1 - Never Before Seen Amazon Tribe Photographed for the First Time

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Feb 1 - Never Before Seen Amazon Tribe Photographed for the First Time
 

 

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These people are part of an unknown and uncontacted Amazon tribe living in the jungle. Look at their faces arching towards the sky in wonderment, it's so...completely refreshing. Can you imagine what they're thinking about?

I can't even try to imagine their situation but I'm almost jealous of them. Their complete use of the land, building houses with palm frond roofs. Their rituals, painting their body red with annatto shrub seeds. Their world, honoring their ancestors just by living like them. It's simple, and maybe at times inconvenient, but it's also peaceful and natural. Sure, maybe they're not advancing but they live.

What are they thinking about as the overhead plane flies past them? It doesn't look like they're hostile, other pictures of uncontacted tribes show bow & arrows pointed directly at the plane. This picture catches them stunned, mouth agape, curiously pointing. Like you caught them acting, only they're not acting. I can't quite explain it, it's not exactly confusion on their faces but rather an interrupted moment mixed with a little bit of incredulity. So very amazing, nonetheless.

The pictures were taken with an overhead plane in an attempt to stop illegal logging in Peru. Kinda odd that tribal advocacy groups had to invade these tribes' privacy to protect their privacy but the groups justified it by saying:

"[It's] necessary to reaffirm that these peoples exist, so we support the use of images that prove these facts. These peoples have had their most fundamental rights, particularly their right to life, ignored … it is therefore crucial that we protect them."

Hopefully, they get protected. They look healthy and happy and that should never change. [Uncontacted Tribes via Wired]

Update: Some of you may have recognized a similar story in 2008 which was wrongfully called a hoax. It wasn't. Various publications apologized for calling it a hoax and retracted their posts. These new pictures (and additional footage) will also be featured in an upcoming episode of Human Planet, called 'Jungles', on BBC.


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150 comments for "Feb 1 - Never Before Seen Amazon Tribe Photographed for the First Time"

 6 years ago '07        #2
kyhoopsgoat 398 heat pts398
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i'm jealous. i wish i could run around the jungle, and never see white people....
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 02-01-2011, 08:37 PM         #5
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 kendreezy said:
i'm jealous. i wish i could run around the jungle, and never see white people....
i wish i could run around the jungle and never see black people
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 kendreezy said:
i'm jealous. i wish i could run around the jungle, and never see white people....
You can.
 6 years ago '08        #7
big leo 415 6 heat pts
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looks like spiderman on the second photo
 02-01-2011, 08:56 PM         #8
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probably think its a UFO or some s**t shooting arrows at it

 6 years ago '05        #9
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this news is like 2 yrs old
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jaedot 21 heat pts21
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these muthaf**kas dont know about xbox 360!
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 IronMaiden said:
i wish i could run around the jungle and never see black people
Sorry, but the glow from your white skin would attract predators and then you'd become lunch for a large cat etc...
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 MumblesDaHumble said:
Well you can not use what white people created and go back to africa
too bad everything here was built off the backs of blacks, it wud be stupid for blacks 2 leave...as much as yall blood sweat an tears went into building this country get ur paper and enjoy it here u earned it, f**k that going back 2 africa s**t....you can help them out tho over there thats fine
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Teccanina99 
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Isnt this s**t old...???
 6 years ago '10        #14
SandmanNyC 26 heat pts26
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man alotta racist mofos up in this...so for the black n*ggas that don't wanna see white ppl, go bak to africa, save up ur food stamps and get a ticket to africa and run around the jungle with sticks and darts. and for the white n*ggas, stfu, u wouldn't be able to do s**t in the jungle, just hold ur lil d!cks in ur hands and hope somebody from red cross saves ur weak a.sses
 02-01-2011, 09:16 PM         #15
big blak afrika 
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 MumblesDaHumble said:
Well you can not use what white people created and go back to africa
Or you can give native americans their land back and go back to Europe.
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 MumblesDaHumble said:
Well you can not use what white people created and go back to africa
What MTV & folk music?....

I'll guess I'll take Hip Hop with me and leave you with Hall & Oats.
 6 years ago '10        #17
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 kendreezy said:
What MTV & folk music?....

I'll guess I'll take Hip Hop with me and leave you with Hall & Oats.
My n*gga.....fukk you....Hall and Oates the realest white duo to ever do it

I love them white boys

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Definition of Swag--Saxaphone player in the video

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 6 years ago '06        #18
The Scenario 38 heat pts38
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I love Hall & Oates too! I was giving 'em credit. No front.
 6 years ago '08        #19
ManOfSteel23 28 heat pts28
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why does every BX thread turn into a race war?

and this s**t is pretty old, I saw yahoo or whatever posted it up today, but it was posted in BX awhile ago, same pics and everything.
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 IronMaiden said:
i wish i could run around the jungle and never see black people
Actually, I think you'd run into Black people there too. Maybe you should stick to Kansas.
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