From ‘train surfing’ children to a camel in traffic: Entries from National Geographic’s 2017 photo contest capture everyday life from around the world

From 'train surfing' children to a camel in traffic: Entries from National Geographic's 2017 photo contest capture everyday life from around the world
  • They are all submissions to the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest
  • One captures two brothers clinging to a train in Bangladesh 
  • Others include an Indian camel handler in Delhi and a smiling monk in Tibet

 These magnificent images capture the vastly different lives of people around the planet.

They are all submissions to the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, picked as being particularly impressive in the ‘People’ category thus far. 

‘The people you meet as you explore a new place are just as important as the stunning scenery,’ the competition editors remark.

One captures two young brothers ‘train surfing’ on the tracks of Bangladesh – a dangerous but common practice among families who must beg for a living.

Other subjects include a young African child playing in the Niger River, a camel handler on the busy streets of Delhi and a smiling monk in Tibet. 

train-surfing:The competition is taking submissions until June 30, and the grand prize winner will receive a ten-day trip for two to the Galapagos Archipelago.

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