Here are my favorites, with captions from the Guardian’s original post:
Japan: Girl on a swing in a neighbourhood park full of cherry blossom in spring.
Best Single Image in a Portfolio category, Special mention, by Kevin Cozma, Canada
Photograph: Kevin Cozma/Travel Photographer Of The Year
More photos after the jump.
New Delhi, India: A muslim man prays in a room while pilgrims gather for Thursday night prayers at the Dargah (shrine) of the Sufi Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya.
Runner Up, Portfolio People of the World category, by Karoki Lewis, UK/India
Photograph: Karoki Lewis/Travel Photographer of the Year
Bangladesh: “Its no problem. Watch me smoke and pose for you on a moving train,” said Helaluddin. aged 18, who frequently travels on the roof
Photograph: Akash/Travel Photographer of the Year
The last photo, in particular I can’t stop looking at. There’s something about him smoking on the roof of a moving train that is both beautiful and very sad.
It reminds me of the poem “Pictures of the Gone World 11,” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don't mind happiness not always being so very much fun if you don't mind a touch of hell now and then just when everything is fine because even in heaven they don't sing all the time The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don't mind some people dying all the time or maybe only starving some of the time which isn't half so bad if it isn't you