Photo of the Day 9 May 2008

Manoki Indian, Amazon River Basin, Brazil, 2007
Photograph by Alex Webb

A Manoki Indian in a feathered headdress and beads glides down a stream in Brazil's Amazon River Basin. The Manoki are one of about 170 indigenous Amazonian peoples whose homelands are imperiled by an intense land rush in the Amazon fueled by the timber, agriculture, and cattle industries.