Incredible images have emerged of the long lost Moxihatetema tribe living in a remote patch of jungle in South America.
This unique people live in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil near the border with Venezuela, and have never been contacted.
The pictures – showing the tribespeople inside a communal structure known as a maloca – were taken from a passing aircraft after the tribe shunned previous approaches from outsiders.
These exclusive images showing the tribe who remain completely isolated from the outside world.
When zoomed in, one of the men can be seen shaking his spear in the direction of the camera in what seems like an aggressive gesture.
Other members of the tribe can be seen simply staring upward in the direction of the strange flying object.
According to The Guardian the Moxihatetema – one of three Yanomami groups in the area – are monitored remotely after worries over clashes with illegal miners encroaching on their territory.
Miners have previously fought with remote tribespeople in the region after invading their protected lands in search of gold.
In 1993, 16 Yanomami were butchered and their village torched in the infamous Haximu massacre.
As well as violence, miners also bring with them diseases to which the Moxihatetema have not been exposed, and so have no immunity.
Fears had been growing for the group after they were not seen for more than a year.
But the latest pics prove they are still alive and well.
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