West Papua Expedition First Look !


Deep in Korowai territory, in West Papua, the family which hosted us last night. They own virtually nothing, move from a tree house to a new one they build every two years or so.












Bobosun, a young Korowai. They don't know their age. He is probably 10. What is he dreaming about? What is future will be like?








Hunting wild pig with Oni, a Korowai elder in West Papua. Later, building a basket to catch fish in river (with ant nest bait) http://ow.ly/i/3y0rE http://ow.ly/i/3y0rQ http://ow.ly/i/3y0sh



Spending a relaxing evening and night in a Korowai tree house with our new friends...


The new generation of Korowai: The kid will probably end up in 'school' in a few years. The governement is building wooden houses in villages along the main rivers to try to convince Korowai tribes to move to 'civilization'...

A giant bat (wingspan probably 80-100cm) flies over us as we progress along the Braza river in West Papua


A balanced meal for our Korowai expedition: bananas, grilled bananas and fried bananas... but no banana split
A balanced meal for our Korowai expedition: bananas, grilled bananas and fried bananas... but no banana split :(



Security check at Wamena airport, West Papua... ;)


Where the Korowai of West Papua live. 'Civilization' is approaching fast and will change their lifestyle. For better or worse?
My bathtub last week... really...