A marshy oasis deep in the Darién’s interior.
Unsurprisingly, the furthest reaches of The Road are gridlocked with trucks overladen with freshly cut trees.
A Scarlet Macaw showing off the true colors of the Darién.
An Emberá child covered in dye from local plants clammers up a traditional ladder.
An age-old Emberá village perched alongside a small Darién inlet.
A fire sparks high as they slash and burn deeper into the heart of the Darién.
An Emberá woman delicately weaves a ceremonial mask.
A lone Emberá traveling by the Darién’s original source of transportation: the dugout canoe.
Half a day’s work in the Darién.
A Harpy Eagle fans his majestic wingspan as he comes in for a landing.
David Smith and CAVU land in the heart of the jungle.
Bulldozers pause for repairs before continuing on through a thatch-roofed village.
Plant-dyed Emberá children performing a traditional tribal dance.
The dense jungle canopy seen from above.
Slash and burn plus clearcutting doesn’t make for a very renewable forest.
A jaguar lounges in the trees high atop his shrinking jungle kingdom.
An old tree finds an all-too abrupt end.