These are photos taken by various photographers around the world and their entries to a global photography competition- Sony World Photography Awards.
From a young Nepalese woman with her baby tied upon her back, to a girl in a pretty frock in a wooded area surrounded by swarms of butterflies, they are photographs that show worlds apart.
Some of the pictures - taken from around the globe - would not appear out of place in children's tales such as the Secret Garden or the Chronicles of Narnia.
Others show the paradoxical reality of some of the world's most frugal people, enjoying the technological advances of the western world.
Monks are pictured in a barren landscape on an iPod in Malaysia and tigers, appearing almost magical, are pictured bounding through the snow in China.
The images are among dozens of stunning entries that are shortlisted in a global photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards.

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