Here we have the first aerial footage of an uncontacted tribe living in the Brazilian Amazon – a people living entirely apart from civilization as we know it. The short clip, filmed for the BBC show Human Planet, follows Jose Carlos Meirelles, who works on behalf of the Brazilian government to safeguard the country’s indigenous people. The livelihood of these indigenous peoples is constantly threatened by illegal mining and logging. And it’s Meirelles’s mission to protect this population by publicizing their existence. This footage was filmed at 1 KM distance with a long telephoto lens to minimize disturbance. To learn more about this and other uncontacted tribes, visit http://www.uncontactedtribes.org.