Photos from the more urban end of the spectrum, taken from 49 winners (from among 12,000) submitted to National Geographic.

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Butterfly-Sense-of-Place-Winner

The first place winner was Butterfly: Sense of Place Winner. “This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor. The intimacy of this everyday life moment, shot inside of a family yurt, is in total contrast with the harsh environment these nomadic tribes live in.

On the right we notice a television and a sound console. These tribes live weeks away from any village by foot. In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 meters in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan they are equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes and cellphones. Ancestral ways of living, with touches of modernity.” Location: Wakhan Corridor Afghanistan.

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