Brazilian photographer, Ricardo Stuckert had his helicopter flight redirected due to incoming storm and that new route led him to some of the most remarkable discoveries a photographer can stumble upon – a forest tribe still unaware of our civilization.
It was taken above the Amazon forests in Brazil’s state of Acre, near its border with Peru. It’s thanks to the strict laws protecting the local forests and indigenous people, that the tribe was able to remain undiscovered and unexploited.
Experts say that it could be the same tribe already documented back in 2008, because of the red body paint. During the recent encounter one of the tribe members even threw a spear at the helicopter, much like back in 2008 when they tried the same with a low-flying plane.
“I felt like I was a painter in the last century,” Stuckert said to National Geographic. “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.”