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A tributary of the Colville River runs rich with fall color in the center of the Slope. This area is so far removed from civilization that it’s very possible nobody alive has ventured there before. The North Slope is home to more areas of true wilderness than anywhere else in the United States.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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A native mother and her child bathe in the Tuichi River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Rosamaria Ruiz, an environmental activist, with native guides on a canoe in the Tuichi River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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A native mother and her child bathe in the Tuichi River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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A native mother and her child bathe in the Tuichi River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Natives bathe in the Tuichi river, a tributary of the Amazon, in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Native in a small canoe on the Capim River in Brazil, a tributary of the Amazon. The area is being rapidly deforested.

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Salmon caught with dip-net fishing, a traditional Native American method, on the Klickitat River, a tributary of Columbia.

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Jaime, a boy whose family saved their forest and harvests its fruit, holds up a piquia fruit. (Quiandeua, Brazil.)

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Pupunha fruit is transported to a market near Belem, Brazil.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by dugout canoe from the small village of Quiandeua to the city markets down river.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by dugout canoe from the small village of Quiandeua to the bigger markets down river. Forest fruits are craved by many city dwellers–they’re willing to pay premium prices for good quality fruit delivered to Saturday morning markets.

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A local hunter/gatherer stands next to a friend in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Forest fruits are moved by horseback from the small villageof Quiandeua to the bigger markets down river.

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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A local hunter/gatherer carries pupunha fruit he collected with his children in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A native child carries bacuri fruit back to his village along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A native child carries bacuri fruit back to his village along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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A child plays on a tree swing over the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon. Villagers here live in poverty after selling their forests to logging companies for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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A man named Mangueira and his family settles in for the night in their hammocks in the Brazilian Amazon near the Capim River. Unlike many locals nearby, Mangueira has refused to allow logging on his property. His woods still provide him with an abundance of forest fruits, wild game and medicinal plants.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village. Locals wait for a ride down the Capim at sunset on a river boat.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon: adog begs for scraps as a child eats lunch in a hammock.

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