Karachi shopkeeper Ghulam Ishaq didn’t trust the polio vaccine. Now he blames himself for the double misery of his four-yearold daughter, Rafia: one leg withered by polio, the other broken by a car she couldn’t dodge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLIAM DANIELS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Ghazipur landfill, 70 acres of trash in Delhi, India, provides a hunting ground for seven-year-old Zarina, who salvages items to sell. Like girls in many parts of the world, she lives in poverty with little access to education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE SINCLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
A tourist on a boat in Laguna San Ignacio reaches into the water in the hope of petting one of many gray whales that frequent the bay to mate and care for their young. Once feared by fishermen, the unusually friendly animals are now a crucial part of the economy.
In the Amazon, day trips that include wildlife interactions are increasingly popular, though they pose welfare and conservation concerns, advocates say. Here, tourists crowd in on a pink river dolphin outside Manaus, Brazil. The dolphin’s scratches are a result of battling with other dolphins for baitfish.