Petra, Jordan Yaoud, a Bedouin man who lives in the mountains of Petra -...READ ON
Petra, Jordan 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. Bedouin tribes are thought to have come to Jordan from the Arabian Peninsula as early as the 14th century. For hundreds of years, they've wandered the lands between what's now Iraq and Saudi Arabia, herding camels and goats through the desert.
Reykjavik, Iceland A man walks to a coffee shop in downtown Reykjavik,...READ ON
Reykjavik, Iceland A man walks to a coffee shop in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city.
Lampang, Thailand A Mahout holds his small knife next to his elephant...READ ON
Lampang, Thailand A Mahout holds his small knife next to his elephant at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang. A Mahout is a traditional Thai elephant trainer. Usually, a mahout starts as a boy in the family profession when he is assigned an elephant early in its life. They remain bonded to each other throughout their lives.
Tzukim, Israel A man bakes pita over a tradition stove top in the...READ ON
Tzukim, Israel 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.
Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt Two young boys fish off shore of the South Sinai...READ ON
Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt Two young boys fish off shore of the South Sinai Egyptian Red Sea. Dahab is a small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now considered to be one of Sinai's most treasured diving destinations.
Luang Prabang, Laos A blue window at a monastery. A Monks robes hangs...READ ON
Luang Prabang, Laos A blue window at a monastery. A Monks robes hangs outside to dry. The saffron (orange) robes monk wear dates back centuries. Orange was chosen mainly because of the dye available at the time. The tradition stuck and orange is now the color of choice for Theravada Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia, as opposed to a maroon color for Tibetan monks. The robes themselves are meant to symbolize simplicity and detachment of materialism.
Aswan, Egypt A young girl plays on the steps of her families apartment in...READ ON
Aswan, Egypt A young girl plays on the steps of her families apartment in Aswan, Egypt. Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex, on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae’s ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the Third Dynasty.
Cairo, Egypt The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a...READ ON
Cairo, Egypt 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.
Gainesville, Florida, USA A look at sunset on Newnan Lake located at the end...READ ON
Gainesville, Florida, USA A look at sunset on Newnan Lake located at the end of W. University ave on Monday, March 31, 2014 with University of Florida's crew team.
Alexandria, Egypt A young man walks through the buildings of Agami,...READ ON
Alexandria, Egypt A young man walks through the buildings of Agami, Alexandria, Egypt heading to the beach. Agami is a city in the Alexandria Governorate of Egypt. Twenty kilometres west of Alexandria, the town is a popular destination for both local Alexandrians and tourists in Giza and Cairo.
Ramallah, Palestine The sunsets over some derelict buildings in Ramallah,...READ ON
Ramallah, Palestine The sunsets over some derelict buildings in Ramallah, Palestine. Ramallah is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located 10 km north of Jerusalem at an average elevation of 880 meters above sea level, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority.
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA Two people hug in the middle of the Temple at...READ ON
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA Two people hug in the middle of the Temple at Burning Man. Since 1998, the event has been located at Black Rock City, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada. The temple is seen as a place of mourning for those whom have passed in the recent year.
Dead Sea, Israel Dead Sea, Arabic Al-Baá¸¥r Al-Mayyit (“Sea of...READ ON
Dead Sea, Israel Dead Sea, Arabic Al-Baá¸¥r Al-Mayyit (“Sea of Death”), Hebrew Yam HaMelaáº– (“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.
Giza, Egypt A young man washes his feet while on break outside of the Great...READ ON
Giza, Egypt A young man washes his feet while on break outside of the Great Pyramids of Egypt as his horses look on. These horses are used for tourists to tour around the pyramids.
Kampong Cham, Cambodia A young girl looks up to the sky during a Cham...READ ON
Kampong Cham, Cambodia A young girl looks up to the sky during a Cham wedding in rural Cambodia. The Chams or Cham people, are an ethnic group of Austronesian origin in Southeast Asia. From the 2nd to the mid-15th century the Chams populated Champa, a contiguous territory of independent principalities in central and southern Vietnam. They spoke the Cham language, a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian language family. Chams and Malays are the only sizable Austronesian peoples that had settled in Iron Age mainland Southeast Asia among the more ancient Austroasiatic inhabitants.