The indigenous Amazonian tribe was photographed in the jungle near Brazil’s Peruvian border. It is one of the last groups native to that region that has not yet been contacted by officials, though there are still an estimated 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide. The majority of these groups are native to Brazil and Peru, though illegal logging throughout Peru has been pushing many of their indigenious tribes eastward to Brazil. This could prove to be dangerous for all tribes involved by prompting conflicts over land occupation.
The Brazilian government chooses not to contact these tribes to ensure their autonomy. However, as of the release of these photos in 2008 they have been seeking to make the world aware that they do exist and should be protected.