I stand on the bow of our riverboat and admire the sunset over a tributary of the Amazon River Basin. This week, we will be travelers through this protected reserve of jungle, water, and wildlife. We will be cruising the largest reserve of Peru–Pacaya Samiria National Reserve–during the transition between the dry season and the wet season when much of the land will flood. While all the planet’s reserves are important for the nature and wildlife they protect, the Amazon rainforest has special recognition for converting almost 20% of the world’s carbon dioxide into oxygen. With this global photo story, I salute the many indigenous people of this reserve who live simply, sustainably, and support the rainforest.