Yaoud, a Bedouin man who lives in the mountains of Petra - the ancient ruins of Jordan- picks up his shoes after a night of drinking.
A family watches a fire grow during a birthday celebration in the backwoods of Newberry, Florida.
Amongst the richest homes of Newberry Florida, resides a family of seven all living under one mobile home roof. A portrait of the hands that plant, grow and harvest the food we take for granted every day, living on below minimum wage. This is a face to your food.
More images from this story can be found: A face to food
The sunrises over Haifa, Israel over the new year. Haifa is a northern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites are the immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb. At the foot of the gardens lies the German Colony, with shops, galleries and restaurants in 19th-century buildings.
The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt built from 1830 to 1848.
Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman style mosque is the most visible in Cairo.
This mosque is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features you see when approaching the city in any direction.
For more photos visit the link in my bio or here: Mosque of Muhammad Ali
A little story about a little hotel off the Kings Highway in Jordan.
For more on the story visit here: A little hotel
Dana Reserve, Jordan
Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan's largest nature reserve, located in south-central Jordan.
You can actually hike straight through this pass to Petra one of the Seven Wonders of the World and reach the monastery from another entrance.
Dana is the only nature reserve in Jordan that crosses four bio-geographical zones; Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian, and Sudanian penatration.
For more images from the Dana Reserve
A man bakes pita over a tradition stove top in the southern desert of the Negev, Israel. Tzukim was founded in 2001 on land vacated by the Bildad army camp. Bildad also served as a transit point for new settlement in the Arabah valley. The first settlers were people in their 40s from central Israel. Tzukim's economy is based on tourism.
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.
Hebron, West Bank
A Palestinian family look in disbelief after finding out their son and brother had been shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. The woman, right, clutches her sleeping son while her mother bows her head in grief, her daughter sits between them staring at the other mourners in the room. She and her mother held a funeral for him in their home.
While traveling through Hebron I visited a Palestinian refugee camp named al-Arroub that was being guarded by Israeli soldiers when her brother had been killed.
The Dome of the Rock is a shrine, or sacred place, in Jerusalem, Israel. It dates from the late 600s AD and is the oldest existing Islamic monument. The rock over which the shrine is built is holy for both Muslims and Jews. The Prophet Muhammad is believed to have risen to heaven from the rock. In Jewish tradition, it is believed to be the place where Abraham offered to sacrifice his son Isaac.
A blog post on my thoughts from visiting the Middle East:
Dead Sea, Israel
Dead Sea, Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Mayyit (“Sea of Death”), Hebrew Yam HaMelaẖ (“Salt Sea”), also called Salt Sea, landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan in southwestern Asia. Its eastern shore belongs to Jordan, and the southern half of its western shore belongs to Israel. The northern half of the western shore lies within the Palestinian West Bank and has been under Israeli occupation since the 1967 Arab- Israeli war. The Jordan River, from which the Dead Sea receives nearly all its water, flows from the north into the lake.
Arenal, Costa Rica
These iconic rain-forest amphibians sleep by day stuck to leaf-bottoms with their eyes closed and body markings covered. When disturbed, they flash their bulging red eyes and reveal their huge, webbed orange feet and bright blue-and-yellow flanks. This technique, called startle coloration, may give a bird or snake pause, offering a precious instant for the frog to spring to safety.
Their neon-green bodies may play a similar role in thwarting predators. Many of the animals that eat red-eyed tree frogs are nocturnal hunters that use keen eyesight to find prey. The shocking colors of this frog may over-stimulate a predator's eyes, creating a confusing ghost image that remains behind as the frog jumps away.
Range and Habitat
Red-eyed tree frogs, despite their conspicuous coloration, are not venomous. They are found in tropical lowlands from southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and in northern South America. Nocturnal carnivores, they hide in the rain forest canopy and ambush crickets, flies, and moths with their long, sticky tongues.
Red-eyed tree frogs are not endangered. But their habitat is shrinking at an alarming rate, and their highly recognizable image is often used to promote the cause of saving the world's rain forests.
Moments from Egypt: Every Day Cairo
A girl walks home after school in one of the many slums in Cairo. I was walking through the districts of Cairo and wandered into a slum- many gangs rule here and I was a Western woman alone with a camera. A group of children began following me around asking in Arabic what I was doing. A man in a taxi cab tried to forcefully pull me into his cab so I decided not to stay too long there. I made images and followed this girl down an alleyway just as the sun caught her shadow.
Petra, Ma'an, Jordan
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. It dates to around 300 B.C., and was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. It contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Above is one of those tombs.
Punta Mala, Costa Rica
An Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea in Punta Mala, Costa Rica during a service trip with Rustic Pathways.
The olive ridley sea turtle, also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, is a medium-sized species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can also be found in warm waters of Atlantic ocean.
St Augustine, Florida
Gary Venerchek and his dog Pappy check out the sunrise early morning in St. Augustine, Florida.
Palccoyo, Cusco, Peru
A group of llama's are herded to the higher mountain ranges in Palccoyo, Cusco near the Rainbow Colored Mountain range.
Leah Sanchez throws snow in the air early morning in Salida, Colorado.
Humantay Lake sits at the base of the glacial mountain Humantay. The glacier melts freezing cold water into a beautiful lake lagoon a few hundred feet below it. The glacial water of Humantay collecting into the lake gives off one of the most brilliant deep blue colors I have ever seen. Mixing the blue with the green plants that grow within the lake itself and you have a beautiful turquoise color that accents the diverse colors of the Humantay mountian perfectly.
Punta Mala, Costa Rica
The Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, where thousands of baby sea turtles are release every year to the ocean. It protects a 4 mile pristine beach known for its spectacular rock formations called Punta Mala and amazing tide pools perfect for sun bathing and a for the observation of abundant marine and terrestrial wildlife.
Machu Picchu, Peru
A short video on getting to Machu Picchu: Getting to Machu Picchu
Fredy guides through the Colored Mountains of Palccoyo in Peru. He speaks Kechua and Spanish wears sandals to climb 5000 m mountains.
Dominical, Costa Rica
The Nauyaca Waterfalls are located in a canyon approximately eight meters wide.
One of the falls is forty-five meters high in free fall and the other, twenty meters high with a tiered fall, forming at the bottom a 1,000 square meter and six meter deep pool. There are also other smaller natural pools where visitors can seize the opportunity and enjoy the waters with their families or friends.
The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States.
Gulfo, Dulce, Costa Rica
Finca Saladero is an environmentally sensitive 480 acre private preserve set in the undeveloped Golfo Dulce and the seldom visited Piedras Blancas National Park. It includes ½ mile of coastline on the Golfo Dulce, 30 acres of gardens and 465 acres of primary rainforest. Established in harmony with the natural environment, our goal is to provide to travelers seeking a unique location and experience, the opportunity to observe wildlife and natural wonders in a pristine and sustainable fashion while enjoying the comfortable and spacious accommodations.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, is marked by stark 1930s Bauhaus buildings, thousands of which are clustered in the White City architectural area. Museums include Beit Hatfutsot, whose multimedia exhibits illustrate the history of Jewish communities worldwide. The Eretz Israel Museum covers the country’s archaeology, folklore and crafts, and features an on-site excavation of 12th-century-B.C. ruins.
The Northern Lights are captured in the North of Iceland. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.
Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.
For more images visit: Iceland Facebook Album
Petra, Am'an, Jordan
Three women walk through the narrow canyon called Al Siq in Petra. Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. It dates to around 300 B.C., and was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. It contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Above is one of those tombs.
For a story from Petra visit: A cave in Jordan