(Right): An Amazonian native is demonstrating the use of blow gun. A tiny bore is drilled and well aligned through a two-metre tree trunk with modern precision. Then bamboo darts are sharpened by the teeth of piranhas, and spread with frog poison. It takes enormous lung capacity to push a dart through the long bore, and deliver it far and fast enough to kill a distance animal.
Many Amazonian natives are still living within a short distance from Iquitos, on the centre Islands in the big river. Compared with their counterparts deep in the jungle, these natives such as the Boras and Yahuas have given up the more primitive hunting practice for fishing, agriculture and tourism. Their lives appear to be closer to the city than to the jungle, despite their nakedness