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Spectacular images offering insight into the lives of the Huaorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon have been revealed showing how they use traditional methods to hunt monkeys for food. The stunning pictures were taken by conservation photographer Pete Oxford from Torquay, Devon in the Ecuadorian Amazon. “The Huaorani Indians are a forest people highly in tune with their environment. Many are now totally acculturated since the 1950s by missionaries”, said Pete. “Today they face radical change to their culture to the proximity of oil exploration within their territory and the Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve, they are vastly changed. Some still live very traditionally and for this shoot, through my Huaorani friend, a direct relative of those photographed he wanted to depict them as close to their original culture as possible. They still largely hunt with blow pipes and spears eating a lot of monkeys and peccaries”. The Huaorani are also known as the Waorani, Waodani or the Waos and are native Amerindians. Their lands are located between the Curaray and Napo rivers and speak the Huaorani language. Pete says that during his visit he was welcomed into the group and hopes that ancient cultures can be saved. Here: The tribe were seen celebrating after a hunter returned to camp with a wild pig. (Photo by Pete Oxford/Mediadrumworld.com)

Spectacular images offering insight into the lives of the Huaorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon have been revealed showing how they use traditional methods to hunt monkeys for food. The stunning pictures were taken by conservation photographer Pete Oxford from Torquay, Devon in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Here: The tribe were seen celebrating after a hunter returned to camp with a wild pig. (Photo by Pete Oxford/Mediadrumworld.com)
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20 Jan 2017 07:58:00
Nuninka, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), holds her newborn baby in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic January 3, 2017. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)

Nuninka, Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), holds her newborn baby in the enclosure at Usti nad Labem Zoo, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic January 3, 2017. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)
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04 Jan 2017 08:06:00
Japanese macaques are relaxed in an outdoor hot spring bath at Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden on December 1, 2016 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japanese macaques are relaxed in an outdoor hot spring bath at Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden on December 1, 2016 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. The garden offers the hot spring treatment to macaques until May next year. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
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02 Dec 2016 11:37:00
Monkeys eat fruits during the Monkey Buffet Festival, near the Phra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok, Thailand November 27, 2016. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

Monkeys eat fruits during the Monkey Buffet Festival, near the Phra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok, Thailand November 27, 2016. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
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28 Nov 2016 12:09:00
A Baby sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) plays around in a tree as they train at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme's rehabilitation center on November 12, 2016 in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. Found mostly in South-East Asia, where they live on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, the endangered species continue to lose their habitat as a result of corporate expansion in a developing economy. Indonesia approved palm oil concessions on nearly 15 million acres of peatlands over the past years and thousands of square miles have been cleared for plantations, including the lowland areas that are the prime habitat for orangutans. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

A Baby sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) plays around in a tree as they train at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme's rehabilitation center on November 12, 2016 in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Orangutans in Indonesia have been known to be on the verge of extinction as a result of deforestation and poaching. Found mostly in South-East Asia, where they live on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, the endangered species continue to lose their habitat as a result of corporate expansion in a developing economy. Indonesia approved palm oil concessions on nearly 15 million acres of peatlands over the past years and thousands of square miles have been cleared for plantations, including the lowland areas that are the prime habitat for orangutans. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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16 Nov 2016 11:14:00
This picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows three orphaned orangutan babies hanging in a tree whilst attending “jungle school” at the International Animal Rescue centre outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. (Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows three orphaned orangutan babies hanging in a tree whilst attending “jungle school” at the International Animal Rescue centre outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. (Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP Photo)
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01 Sep 2016 11:11:00
These portraits reveal the incredibly humanlike expressions of a variety of apes.Through piercing eyes and finite facial details, the intimate photographs show the animals looking angry, sad, delighted and pensive. They are the works of Manuela Kulpa – an IT consultant and keen photographer from near Cologne, Germany – who shot the apes predominantly at zoos across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. Here: Bonobo, Azibo. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)

These portraits reveal the incredibly humanlike expressions of a variety of apes.Through piercing eyes and finite facial details, the intimate photographs show the animals looking angry, sad, delighted and pensive. They are the works of Manuela Kulpa – an IT consultant and keen photographer from near Cologne, Germany – who shot the apes predominantly at zoos across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. Here: Bonobo, Azibo. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)
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26 Feb 2016 10:04:00
This picture taken on January 26, 2016 shows a monkey sitting on a bench during rehearsal at a monkey training school in a zoo in Dongying, eastern China's Shandong province. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on February 8. But they are facing a growing backlash from Chinese people concerned about animal welfare. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on January 26, 2016 shows a monkey sitting on a bench during rehearsal at a monkey training school in a zoo in Dongying, eastern China's Shandong province. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on February 8. But they are facing a growing backlash from Chinese people concerned about animal welfare. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)
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09 Feb 2016 13:30:00