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The village settles for the night just after sunset. That’s when the daily storytelling ritual takes place, usually performed by the tribe’s chief. He makes the rounds in the common house and updates the tribe on local politics, what’s going on in the neighboring villages and the world outside. 

Members of the yanomami tribe all have extraordinary sense of direction. They use the sun, vegetation and the landscape to orientate. In the unlikely event that someone get lost, they usually explain it as they were “seized by a spirit”. And that doesn’t happen very often.

A lot of people know that the rainforest have some of the world’s tallest trees. (Up to 70 meters!) Not many know how dense it is. Only two percent of sunlight reaches the forest floor and it can take up to ten minutes before rain hits the ground.

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