"'The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here now; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life - Bhagat Singh'. Vibrant street shoppers enjoying their daily lives during Ramadan in Commercial Street, Bangalore."—Nikhil Rasiwasia

Bangalore, India

"'The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here now; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life - Bhagat Singh'. Vibrant street shoppers enjoying their daily lives during Ramadan in Commercial Street, Bangalore."—Nikhil Rasiwasia
Photograph by Nikhil Rasiwasia, National Geographic Your Shot

21 Striking Pictures of How the World Gets Around

From the mighty train to the humble hoof, see unique modes of transportation across the globe.

Feel the crush of Tokyo's subway at rush hour. See the rolling dunes of Morocco from the back of a camel. Cruise through a traditional floating market in Bangkok. Every traveler knows that a trip starts long before arrival, and getting there is half the fun. One of the best ways to experience the rhythm of a destination is by taking local transportation.

The 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is rolling, and already many entries show the world on the go. Find vintage cars rambling through Havana, chaotic traffic jams in India, and the iconic double decker buses of London. Check out some of our editors' favorite submissions so far, then be sure to submit your best shot.

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