Amazon River

Brazil and Colombia – June 2004

Amazonia is the world's largest dense tropical forest area. Since the 16th century the original indigenous people have been virtually pushed away or exterminated. The primal ancient unity between tribes and the jungle ambient has changed into a fight between the urban based civilization and the jungle enviroment. New generations of white and mestizo settlers have not become adapted to the wild tropical climate and rough conditions so far, but they keep moving deeper into the virgin forest. The technological expansion causes that Amazonia is changing rapidly.

Photography by Jan Sochor

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