This footbridge is the in the remote village of San Regis, near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve of the Amazon Rainforest. Our tour group visits the village near the end of the dry season. Soon, the greater rains will fall and the waters of the Amazon River will flood the basin. Here, the village is set on a cliff, so we must ascend steps on a bank to make our visit. San Regis is a meeting place for the many indigenous people who chose to stay and live in the rainforest when the government of Peru established the Pacaya Samiria Reserve by preserving this five million acres of land. When their homes became part of the reserve, many indigenous people wanted to maintain their family traditions and simple lives, so they stayed on in tiny communities near the village of San Regis. With this global photo story, I salute the balance of conservation, preservation and ongoing traditional lifestyles in the Pacaya Samiria reserve.