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This obviously is not a very great photo quality, but I just want to share this experience of my adventure deep in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Jungle in the Huoarani Tribal village. Going along with them to see them hunting and fishing for perinea with the tribal men is experience of a life time. I will not go back there again. It took us three days to get there.

in this shot, he is wearing nothing just a string to tied his thing, so it won't bounce around when he run, I guess. He is holding a blow pipe with poison arrows or stick for hunting, wild pigs, turkeys, monkeys, anything goes. he demonstrated how accurate he can shoot by blowing the pipe. I had to wear tripple protected boots, he was running barefoot in this jungle. Amazing how these people survived the way they live.

Through our local guide, he told us that his people used to kill foreigners who ventured into their land, they assure us that it was a long time ago and they don't do that anymore. I made a mistake by asking, “How long was it?” He said about 11 months ago. I looked at my Swiss traveling companion and let out a nervous laugh.

This one was taken with Kodak Gold 200 Film. It’s hard to get everything nice and sharp deep in the jungle with not much light and it’s not like I could just switch to ISO 1600. I was stuck with whatever film I had in the camera, unless I want to change film in the middle of everything, I had not time for that, I did my best with the situation. I was trying to get a candid shot of him, but when he saw me aiming my camera at him, he stopped and smile proudly for the shot. Anyhow, I hope this is good enough to enjoy.

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