Photographer Sebastião Salgado spent six years immersed in the Brazilian Amazon, where he documented the world’s largest rainforest in black and white. From wide aerial shots framing the vegetation that populates the landscape to candid portraits of indigenous peoples living throughout the region, Salgado’s photographs are a revealing and intimate study of the region today.

Titled Amazônia, a 528-page tome published by Taschen compiles these images that, in the absence of color, are attentive to natural contrasts of light and texture.

Pre-order a copy at Bookshop, and check out Taschen’s website for an upcoming art edition with a signed print. You can also explore an archive of photographs by Salgado and his travels around the globe, from Botswana and Mali to Guatemala and Vietnam, at Artsy.