Amazing photography by George Steinmetz

30Apr08

Amazing photography by George Steinmetz

George Steinmetz has won nemourous awards for his photography and rightly so. He has been shooting for National Geographic since 1986. The photographs by Steinmetz which really caught my eye were taken from a motorized paraglider, which allowed him to rise above the ordinary view point.

In 1995 Steinmetz visited the tree dwelling tribes of Indonesian New Guinea.

These Korowai and Kombai speaking-people live in a remote part of the New Guinea lowland forest. They had been seeing overflying aircraft for several years, but agressively resisited contact with outsiders as they feared it would bring an end to their world.

The resulting photographs show the Korowai and Kombai people living in treehouses at heights of up to 80 feet.

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