Siberia: the Nenets are completely isolated reindeer herders, living with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. By Jimmy Nelson in "Before they pass away"

Stunning Photographs of the World’s Last Indigenous Tribes

Siberia: the Nenets are completely isolated reindeer herders, living with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. By Jimmy Nelson in "Before they pass away"

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Through the lens: The world's dying tribal cultures

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A bit like knighthoods or the word "devastating", The term "life's work" gets bandied about a bit casually for my liking. In this case, though, it is almost not big enough a term to describe just what Jimmy Nelson has been filling his time with. Travelling around the world armed with an enormous 4x5 camera (complete with a hood) he has trekked across dangerous lands in search for the world's least seen tribes.

A bit like knighthoods or the word "devastating", The term "life's work" gets bandied about a bit casually for my liking. In this case, though, it is almost not big enough a term to describe just what Jimmy Nelson has been filling his time with. Travelling around the world armed with an enormous 4x5 camera (complete with a hood) he has trekked across dangerous lands in search for the world's least seen tribes.

The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen living in the lower Omo Valley, situated in Africa¿s Great Rift Valley in south-west Ethiopia, not...

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

The Mursi are a nomadic tribe of herdsmen living in the lower Omo Valley, situated in Africa¿s Great Rift Valley in south-west Ethiopia, not...

A bit like knighthoods or the word "devastating", The term "life's work" gets bandied about a bit casually for my liking. In this case, though, it is almost not big enough a term to describe just what Jimmy Nelson has been filling his time with. Travelling around the world armed with an enormous 4x5 camera (complete with a hood) he has trekked across dangerous lands in search for the world's least seen tribes.

A bit like knighthoods or the word "devastating", The term "life's work" gets bandied about a bit casually for my liking. In this case, though, it is almost not big enough a term to describe just what Jimmy Nelson has been filling his time with. Travelling around the world armed with an enormous 4x5 camera (complete with a hood) he has trekked across dangerous lands in search for the world's least seen tribes.

Goroka men, Papua New Guinea in Jimmy Nelson's "Before they pass away"

Goroka men, Papua New Guinea in Jimmy Nelson's "Before they pass away"

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Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

The Drokpa tribe indulge in music, dance and barley wine.

Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

Goroka man, Papua New Guinea in Jimmy Nelson's "Before they pass away"

Goroka man, Papua New Guinea in Jimmy Nelson's "Before they pass away"

In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.

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