Nature is captured in all its in stunning animal pictures

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A Muslim woman feeding doves, a Tibetan nomad with his goat and a boy resting on a sleeping cow: Man's bond with animals is captured in stunning pictures by renowned US photographer Breathtaking photos spanning across the globe portray the unique relationship between humans and animals Steve McCurry travelled to Japan, India, Nepal, Germany, Tibet, Kuwait and Mongolia to capture images Photos show an elephant in Sri Lanka, a nomadic boy and a goat in Tibet and a teenager in India with a rat

By Sophie Law For Mailonline

Published: 13:44 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 14:18 BST, 14 October 2019

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These stunning pictures captured by renowned US photographer Steve McCurry show the complex relationship between humans and animals around the world.

Images include a young boy resting on a sleeping cow in Nepal, an Afghan woman feeding a flock of doves and a horse standing on the burning oil fields of Kuwait.  

McCurry, best known for his poignant National Geographic Afghan girl image, traveled to Japan, India, Nepal, Germany, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Kuwait, Mongolia and Afghanistan to capture nature's unpredictability.  

The photos show holidaymakers lounging next to an elephant in Sri Lanka, a nomadic boy tending to his goat in Tibet and a teenager in India with an albino rat on his shoulders. 

In his book, called Animals, he selected images from a vast archive to explore the complex relationship between man and beast. 

McCurry was born in Philadelphia, PA, has scores of magazine, book covers and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. 

He is well known for his

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