By Sophie Law For Mailonline
Published: 13:44 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 14:18 BST, 14 October 2019
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