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Drone Captures Tribespeople Cut Off From the World

Experience exclusive footage as a drone uncovers tribes isolated from civilization. Witness their unique way of life.

A drone captured G. Miranda’s breathtaking photographs, taken for Survival International, revealing a rare glimpse into the secluded existence of various uncontacted tribes worldwide. From the enigmatic Sentinelese on North Sentinel Island, India, to the Amazon tribes near Brazil’s Javari River valley bordering Peru, these images provide a captivating aerial view.

The drone photographs serve as evidence of their existence.

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© Death Island Expeditions / YouTube

A captivating compilation video shared on Death Island Expeditions’ YouTube channel in 2018, has amassed over 3.5 million views, featuring these remote settlements and their inhabitants. One can observe tribespeople, armed with traditional bows and arrows, curiously eyeing the hovering drones, offering a poignant glimpse into their secluded world.

This footage fascinates audiences by revealing the lives of tribespeople, which differ greatly from ours.

© G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival

Viewers on YouTube were astonished by the stark contrast between their lives and those of these tribespeople. One commenter expressed, “It blows my mind how different our lives are. The fact that they don’t even know about the existence of grocery stores, factories, phones, social media, everything that makes our society what it is. It’s so surreal.”

Nevertheless, these untouched tribes face imminent danger and require protection.

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© G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival

FUNAI, Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, plays a critical role in crafting policies concerning indigenous tribes. Their involvement in capturing drone footage underscores their dedication to preserving these cultures. While some imagery dates back to 2008, according to Survival International, the significance of these visuals remains timeless.

José Carlos dos Reis Meirelles Júnior, an expert on uncontacted tribes, emphasized the urgent need to safeguard these communities from external threats, like illegal logging activities from Peru. “We did the overflight to show their houses, to show they are there, to show they exist,” he stated.

© G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival

A documentary titled The Mission has also been released. Directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, it sheds light on the tragic fate of American missionary John Allen Chau. His fatal attempt to establish contact with the Sentinelese people in 2018 underscored the delicate balance between curiosity and respect for these isolated communities.

Written by Dadadel

Adelaida, the founder of Dadadel Creative, boasts a multifaceted background, blending expertise in software engineering, copywriting, and digital marketing. Prior to establishing her agency, she honed her skills as the former Head of the News Department at a regional media outlet, and also amassing 18 years of experience as a host. She has a penchant for sarcasm, a passion for lifestyle topics, and an undeniable love for cats.

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