With more than 7.3 billion people and countless cultures and traditions, the world is a beautifully diverse place.

For Australia-based photographer Alexander Khimushin, capturing this beauty became an exciting challenge that has already resulted him to explore 84 nations in his lifetime, camera in hand.

An avid traveler, Khimushin spent the past two years venturing from country to country to shoot portraits of people he encountered for “The World In Faces, ” a photo project celebrating diverse cultures around the world.

“While on the road, I realized that people were the most interesting part of my travel experience; it is them that I have most unforgettable memories about, ” he told The WorldPost. “I was especially fascinated by people living in remote, off-the-beaten-path places, where traditional lifestyle and ancient culture remained untouched by the outside world.”

Courtesy of Alexander Khimushin PhotographerAlexander Khimushin, inventor of “The World In Faces” project, poses with children from Ethiopia.

“The idea is simple, ” he wrote on his website of the ongoing photo project. “I want to show diversity of the world we are all living in by taking portraits of its unbelievable people.”

Khimushin believes that espousing cultural diversity will build the world a more tolerant and compassionate place. “Our diversity is not a reason to hate one another. Quite the opposite, “were supposed to” admire and respect it, ” he said.

Check out some of his extraordinary photographs of men, women and children from around the world. To view more of Khimushin's work, visit the project on his website.

Ixil Maya girl

Alexander Khimushin

Nebaj, Ixil Triangle, Guatemala

Hamar Tribe woman

Alexander Khimushin

Turmi, Ethiopia

Mongolian Tuvan man

Alexander Khimushin

Tavan Bogt Mountains, Mongolian Altai region, Mongolia

Nyangatom tribe woman

Alexander Khimushin

Kangaten, Ethiopia

Meitei man

Alexander Khimushin

Moirang, Manipur State, North East India

Mursi Tribe girl

Alexander Khimushin

Mago Area, Omo, Ethiopia

Mam Maya man

Alexander Khimushin

Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala

Tsemay Tribe girl

Alexander Khimushin

Key Afer, Ethiopia

Daasanech Tribe woman

Alexander Khimushin

Omorate, Ethiopia

Afghanistan Wakhi woman

Alexander Khimushin

Sast, Wakhan Valley, Afghanistan

Ladakhi woman

Alexander Khimushin

Lamayuru, Ladakh, Hymalayas, India

Rajastani man

Alexander Khimushin

Jaisalmer, Rajastan, India

Karo Tribe woman

Alexander Khimushin

Korcho, Ethiopia

Afar woman

Alexander Khimushin

Afar region, North East Ethiopia

Japanese girl

Alexander Khimushin

Nara, Japan

Sahrawi man

Alexander Khimushin

Dakhla, Disputed territory of Western Sakhara

Samoan boy

Alexander Khimushin

Savaii Island, Samoa

K'iche' Maya man

Alexander Khimushin

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Mauritanian girl

Alexander Khimushin

Nouadibou, Mauritania

Konso Tribe woman

Alexander Khimushin

Gesergyo, Konso woreda, Ethiopia

Tibetan man

Alexander Khimushin

Pangong Tso lake, Ladakh, India, disputed India-China border region

Somaliland man

Alexander Khimushin

Hargeisa, Self-declared Somaliland State

Shughnani girl

Alexander Khimushin

Korog, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous region, Tajikistan

Bodi Tribe man

Alexander Khimushin

Hana Mursi, Ethiopia

Buryat man

Alexander Khimushin

Ivolginsk, Buryatia, Russia

Kaqchikel Maya girl

Alexander Khimushin

Solola, Guatemala

Uzbek man

Alexander Khimushin

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kyrgyz man

Alexander Khimushin

Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

Djiboutian girl

Alexander Khimushin

Djibouti, Djibouti

Xhosa woman

Alexander Khimushin

Mgxotyeni, South Africa