john launois

National Geographic August 1972

Stone Age Cavemen of Mindanao

Twilight dwellers, the Tasadays inhabit a dappled realm pillared by 200-foots tress. Young Lubu scampers through the forest, climbing vines and slender trunks with the ease of a monkey. His domain, which outsiders once thought all but impenetrable, now draws the covetous eyes of Philippine lumbermen. Already three logging roads converge on the area.

Photograph by John Launois