Vehicles dodge abandoned bulls resting in the middle of the Araniko Highway in Banepa, Nepal. Families sometimes abandon bull calves because they will never produce milk as cows do and thus have less value. The male animals are left to wander the streets.
María Barrera arranges her plants at a farmer’s market in the Parque Patricios neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I like to sell rare plants,” Barrera says. “I already have my clients who know that I try to bring different plants.”
Omar Álvarez, 19, waters plants that adorn a median on a road in the Benito Juárez delegation in central Mexico City. The delegation contracts the tanker truck to water plants in the area, says Álvarez.
A dandelion, or gúlkìñà:dàu (gool-keeñ-ah-daw) in the language of the Kiowa Tribe, glows in the sunset at Carnegie Lower Park in Carnegie, Oklahoma. The wildflower, which can be used for food, medicine and dye, sheds its golden petals once the warmer temperatures of spring and summer arrive, giving way to exposed seeds. Folklore has it that if you make a wish and blow off all the seeds in a single breath, your wish will come true.
Víctor Hugo Martínez, 19, loads 20- to 25-kilogram (44- to 55-pound) sacks of plastic bottles onto a truck at a recycling center in the Xochimilco delegation of southern Mexico City. The bottles will be transported to the suburb of Ixtapaluca, where they will be processed and recycled.
Derral Davis fishes at the Carnegie Dam, an old hydroelectric dam on the Washita River in Carnegie, Oklahoma. “It’s been several years back, but I once caught a 42-pound flathead on that west side of the dam off the top of that wall,” Davis says. “That’s why I keep coming back here."
Dzidzai Masasa, of Mabvuku, a suburb east of Harare, Zimbabwe, waters her garden, which produces rapeseed, covo and other leafy vegetables to feed her family or to be sold in her community. The suburb has not had running water for more than five years due to old pipes, so Masasa uses water from her home’s well.
Sunita Khadka (right) buys vegetables from Dhan Kumari Thapa, who uses a motorcycle to sell her produce in Koteshwor, a city in Kathmandu District, Nepal. Vendors use parked motorcycles next to this busy footpath to sell their vegetables before the monsoon season, which comes between June and August.
At a stupa, or shrine, called the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, this simian grasps a juice carton. The stupa is part of the Swayambhunath complex, atop a hill. The many monkeys that make the shrine their home sometimes steal food from tourists and Buddhist pilgrims.
Tafadzwa Kachingwe, accompanied by his daughters Tapiwa, 2, and Tinotenda, 4, waters his small flower garden. Kachingwe, a resident of Mabvuku, a suburb east of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, planted this garden at an old dump site after clearing the trash.
At Patricios Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Patricia Rodríguez (right) leads a workshop to teach Maite Vallejos (left), 13; Camila Carmelino (center, foreground), 12; and other members of the same Scout troop about caring for the environment. This Scout gathering on April 14 celebrated Good Deeds Day, which took place the following day. During this international day of community service, Scouting troops foster friendship and promote daily good deeds.
In Kamuhoza, an area in the Kanama sector of Rwanda’s Rubavu district, residents and local authorities fill sandbags to protect homes and property from flooding during the rainy season, which lasts from March to May. The group also planted trees to help prevent erosion, which commonly occurs when the local Sebeya River floods.
In Salquil Grande, a community within the Nebaj municipality in Quiché, Guatemala, Ana Bernal, 11, learns how to effectively wash her hands to maintain personal hygiene while also conserving water. Water has been scarce in this community, and heads of local families have been making an effort to educate their children on efficient handwashing at school and at home.
In Camp-Perrin, Haiti, agronomist Ganyelard Laurent, 27, prepares “medium,” a mixture of powdered animal droppings and soil that helps plants develop stronger roots. Agronomy is the science of plants and crop cultivation.
Tourists and locals stroll among flowering almond trees in the historic Badamwari Garden in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, on March 20. The trees have begun to bloom with the arrival of spring.
On Lake Victoria, Bbosa Benon draws in his net after a day of fishing near Bugiri, a village in Uganda’s Wakiso District. On a good day, he can catch about 20 fish, which he sells at the market on shore. But on this day, he did not catch any.
Ronald Mugabi, 12, fetches water to be used in his household at the Nakiyanja Wetlands, in Uganda's Mukono District. During the dry season, from December to March, water from the National Water and Sewerage Corp. is rationed, so families without wells are forced to find water elsewhere.
Volunteers Brandon Kudakwashe Masotsha (left) and Nicholas Jasmeon separate recyclable materials from waste collected in the Turnpike community in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital. The materials are sorted into different categories and then collected by recycling companies.
In Cunén, a municipality in Guatemala's Quiché department, María Itzep, 28, and her son Marcos, 2, sort through their corn harvest, picking the good corn by color to store in the granary for food throughout the year. Each January and February, the corn is harvested and stored to dry, and Marcos is accompanying his mother throughout the process to learn about her work.
Beatrice Mugorewera lies on a public beach on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda's Gisenyi sector. Mugorewera, who has rheumatoid arthritis, does this every Sunday, because she feels that the weight of the sand massages her body, she says.
A ferry prepares to carry passengers and goods across the Congo River from Kisangani to Lubunga, a commune in the city of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese government provided the ferry to carry basic goods between Lubunga and the other five communes of the city.
In Kathmandu, Nepal, Norkay Sherpa feeds pigeons near the Seegal stupa (or shrine), also known as Kathesimbhu stupa, in Thahity, an area near the Thamel neighborhood. Sherpa also goes to the Swayambhunath and Hanuman Dhoka temples to feed pigeons, who can often be found near Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas.