Manu was my second story for the year long National Geographic series on National Parks. Remote and inaccessible, Manu ranges from the Peruvian Andes down into lowland rainforest and is the world's most bio-diverse national park. The subject of the coverage however was predominantly Manu's indigenous people. I spent weeks inside the park living with the Machiguenga in the communities of Yomibato and Tayakome. The lead image was one of Yoina (age 9) with her pet saddleback tamarin on her head. Many of the people I met on the assignment had only come into 'contact' days before I shot their portraits (at left and others similar in the gallery). Manu was a passion project as I have been visiting it for over twenty years.