No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go.

Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. For us adults, it’s important not to let our world-weary and jaded experience stifle our childish hopefulness and imagination!

Indonesia

Image credits: Ipoenk Graphic

Image credits: Agoes Antara

Image credits: I Gede Lila Kantiana

Image credits: Gede Lila Kantiana

Russia

Image credits: Светлана Квашина

Image credits: Elena Shumilova

Burkina Faso

Image credits: Òscar Tardío

Myanmar

Image credits: Chan Kwok Hung

Tajikistan

Image credits: Damon Lynch

India

Image credits: Sandee Pachetan

Image Credits: Sudharsan Ravikumar

Image credits: Mukund Images

Vietnam

Image Credits: HT KëñShï

Ghana

Image credits: Terry White

Estonia

Image credits: Elika Hunt

Thailand

Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

South Africa

Image credits: Muhammed Muheisen

Source: tinosoriano.com

Peru

Image credits: Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Ethiopia

Image credits: Csilla Zelko

Italy

Image credits: Michael Potyomin

Israel

Image credits: Dima Vazinovich

USA

Image credits: Jake Olson

Indonesia #2

Image credits: Rio Rinaldi Rachmatullah

Image credits: James Khoo

Image credits: Hendrik Priyanto

Image Credits: Mio Cade

Uganda

Image credits: John Van Den Hende

Romania

Image credits: Elena Simona Craciun

Russia

Image credits: Elena Shumilova