A proud Cuban women and happy Tibetan monks, in the National Geographic photo contest: PeoplePictolic
Each year National Geographic holds a contest for the best travel photographer of the year. Photographers from all over the world send in edition of their exciting work. Judges select the photos that inspire and tell a story where they are made.
"Lady Of Havana". Lauren Breedlove: "During a recent trip to Cuba I was walking around Old Havana and noticed on the street this confident woman. Something about her struck me: her eyes seemed to keep a million stories. I didn't have any cash and I took another little thing and came to the Cuban with a request to photograph her. She nodded and I began to pose like from the Director's chair with a cigar and everything."
"Another rainy day in Nagasaki, Kyushu". Hiro Kurashina: "It is the view of the main street of Nagasaki city tram. The tram is quite old and outdated — however, modified modern equipment for selling tickets. On Board no more of the conductor — only driver. In Nagasaki often pouring rain, a few decades ago, even dedicated a popular song".
"A popular meeting place in Tokyo." Hiro Kurashina: "Two girls and two men waiting for someone near a decommissioned train — and he used every day transporting thousands of commuters and other passengers between the stations of Shibuya to Sakuragicho in Yokohama. Now this train stands near Shibuya station and serves as an information center for tourists. Near him often appoint meeting friends and loved ones. Facial expressions and postures of the people say that they have problems with empathy."
"Stowaways". Mauro de Betty: "Tar and Akash with his mother every day go from one station to another and begging to earn a living. "Shaping", that is, driving out of the car, for Bangladesh, the normal method of movement, even though it is dangerous and illegal. There were cases when the "train surfers falling" zapped, they were deprived of arms and legs, fell on the way and flew into the tunnels. All this does not stop stowaways: every day people continue to jump onto a moving train and escape from the police with bamboo sticks".
"The smile of the Tibetan soul." Mattia Passarini: "This monk raced back to my room after a day of prayer. I ran after him, trying to get a good picture, but he continued to cover his face. I called him in Chinese: "yi Pai ba zhang (only one picture)!" He turned around and began to laugh." The photo was taken at the Tashilhunpo monastery in Tibet.
"Slam-dunk" (dunk). Brandon kasher: "Basketball player soars high in the air, on top of trying to throw the ball in the ring."
"Praying in Ramadan". Pradeep Raja: "Women pray inside the mosque Istiqlal in Jakarta is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia."
"Retrobottega". Lorraine Yip: "Journey through Cuba "Chevrolet" 1950 with an inoperative speedometer. We drove through the city of camagüey, known for its winding streets. On the dashboard of a classic Chevrolet — modern figure of a girl performing the hula hula and a yellow taxi sign that brings the drive elements of time travel. And all this against the background of the old and perhaps old, but not forgotten Cuba".
"Fighting the wave." Jerome gens: "the Boy with a rope plays in the Niger river, fighting the tide".
"Old age and youth." Hua Zhu: "This photo was taken in a small Chinese village in Uuane. In large cities, is home to around 250 million rural residents. Many young people earn money in the cities, and parents and children are left in their native villages."
"Bridge between generations". Jobit George: "Father and son in traditional clothes to celebrate Eid al-Fitr near the mosque in new Delhi, India."
"Sacred bathing". Yogesh Gupta: "River Yamuna dirtier than just the place where Delhi. It is the second holiest river in the country after the river Ganges. To plunge into the waters of the Yamuna for Indians — religious ritual. Arrive here in winter flocks of East-Siberian gulls. For a few months, they bring to it new features. In the photo a local resident makes a daily bath in the river yamunā".
"Let's go on the Holi". Miguel Salas: "the Father with the sons are about to leave the house and return to the celebration of Holi. The Town Of Barsana, India."