Brazilian Photographer Clicks Photographs of Amazon Tribe Never Seen Before
When a Brazilian nature photographer Ricardo Stuckert was on a helicopter flight in the Brazilian state of Acre, bad weather caused his flight to take a detour. That’s when he had an amazing but scary experience. The detour took him across one of the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforests where the photographer spotted a Brazilian tribe unknown before and it appeared to be one of the remote tribes that are rumored to exist in the rain forests. Only this wasn’t a rumor as Ricardo was seeing them for himself and they ended up being hostile.
1 The tribe is extremely hostile
Being in a helicopter, the photographer was able to shoot some stunning pics but the tribe however showed how they didn’t like the idea. One man even threw a spear at the helicopter. This particular region of Acre’s rain forest is a strictly protected area and perhaps this is why.
2 A remote tribe dressed in warpaint and almost no clothes typical of ancient tribals
In the photographs you can see a small group of people dressed in bare essentials carrying weapons and wearing body paint typical of an Amazon rain forest tribe.
3 The tribes keep relocating every four years
Historical experts are of the opinion that the tribe is the same remote one that came into the global limelight in 2008 when photos of tribesmen painted with red body paint were photographed throwing spears at a low flying airplane. The tribes keep moving location every four years.
4 Arrows shot at the helicopter
Stuckert told Natgeo “To think that in the 21st century, there are still people who have no contact with civilization, living like their ancestors did 20,000 years ago—it’s a powerful emotion”. He also revealed how they appeared extremely hostile when they spotted the helicopter. They even shot arrows at it.
5 The hostility is a warning to leave them alone
Remote tribes of the Amazon rain forests are notorious for throwing spears and shooting arrows at uninvited guests. One shudders to think what would happen if one came across them on the ground.
The hostility aimed at people and the arrows shot are stern warnings to leave them in peace. If the world found out about their whereabouts and their surroundings were encroached by prospectors that would mean the end of their tribe.
6 Known as Humaita tribe
Not even the Brazilian government knows about them which is why they haven’t been given an official name as yet. They are simply known as the “isolated Indians of the upper Humaitá”. Seriously though when the photographer spotted a Brazilian tribe who wanted their whereabouts revealed, it definitely is public now.