13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mentawai Home, Indonesia

The Mentawai have one of the earth’s most fascinating and best-preserved indigenous cultures. They are jungle dwellers, natural healers, characterised by their spirituality, body art and close relationship to nature. Tragically, the Mentawai people, their culture, and their lands are perilously close to being lost by the tidal wave of Indonesia’s modernization.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © TARIQ ZAIDI