- Clan at heart of Amazon have taken law into own hands as court order from Brasilia could take years
- Leaders travelled to the capital to implore federal government to take action but progress is slow
- Entire clan - including women and children - spent 24 hours scouring the tropics for miners
- Rounded them up with spears and ordered them out before leaving warnings by their mines
These are the incredible pictures that follow spear-clad Munduruku Indian warriors in their bid to drive illegal gold miners from their secluded land.
It is a rare glimpse inside the indigenous Brazilian clan living at the heart of the Amazon river, which boasts a largely untouched stockpile of gold.
Brandishing guns and daggers, the men waded through perilous waters day and night scouring the tropics for intruders.
Hunt: This is one of the tribesmen taking the law into their own hands to drive illegal gold miners out of their secluded territory at the heart of the Amazon river
Detained: This is one of a number of men they found with a duffel bag ready to fill with the lucrative stones buried in the fertile ground of the Brazilian jungle