Stunning Photographs Capturing the Most Isolated Tribes

Between our busy schedules and stressful work days, we tend to forget that there are people out there that have never seen airplanes, skyscrapers or even ice cream! Photographers around the world decided to leave their daily schedules behind, grab their cameras and explore some of the world’s most isolated tribes. These stunning photos will leave you breathless!


Hamar, Ethiopia


The Hamar are hunter-gatherers located in the Great Rift Valley of Africa. This tribe is famously known for their unique custom of “bull jumping”, which ultimately initiates a boy into manhood. According to reports, 46,532 people in the ethnic group.


Mashco-Piro Tribe, Peru


This indigenous tribe of nomadic hunter-gatherers lives in the remote regions of the Amazon rainforest. During the dry season, the Mashco Piro tend to stay close to the Las Piedras River and during the wet season, the tribe retreats into the Amazon forest. Surprisingly, the Peruvian government attempted to make contact with the tribe for the first time in 2015.


Nenets Tribe, Siberia

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The Nenets people of the Siberian Arctic are the guardians of a style of reindeer herding that is the last of its kind. This group, of about 10,000 nomads, move 300,000 reindeer on a 1,100 km migration around an area one-and-a-half times the size of France, in temperatures below freezing. Over the years, the Nenets have slowly adapted to the increasing contact with the outside world.


Chimbu Tribe, Papua New Guinea


Before making contact with the Western world in 1934, little was known about the Chimbu tribe. Besides living 7,800 feet above sea level in a remote mountainous New Guinea province, the Chimbu tribe is recognized for their skeleton-like body paint. Both the dance and frightening paint jobs were originally intended to intimidate enemies. Today, these distinguishing aspects are combined for an event called “Sing Sing”, where nearby clans gather to celebrate rituals and traditions.