It has been years since any ships have visited the remarkably remote Asmat villages of West Papua, Indonesia. Recently, National Geographic Orion returned to the region and our guests were welcomed with the most jubilant celebration. “As we approached the river where the village was, we were met by dozens of war canoes,” recalls certified photo instructor Lisa Hornak of the soul-stirring moment.  “There were hundreds of villagers there to greet us, painted, in their traditional dress, with their art, with their families, all dancing, singing, was like time had stood still there.”