Photograph: Survival International /Reuters
It seems that the plane made several passes. After the first one, the members of the tribe painted themselves red and armed themselves. I wonder if non-contact of this sort is at all beneficial. I also wonder if the loggers actually care whether these people exist or not, though I like the idea that these photographs are proof of their existence, especially as the veracity of the photographic image is a favourite conversation topic amongst critics and theorists.
For more on this story and news on similar tribes around the globe take a look at the Survival International organisation.