Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

Bedouin in Wadi RumAugust 3rd, 2014

A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Jordan and one of the highlights of the trip was a day and night spent among the impressive rock formations of Wadi Rum.

It was a really hazy day unfortunately so photography wasn’t exactly as good as I wanted it to be, but I did manage to get a couple of photographs I was happy with. Probably my favourite is the image above, which you might have seen already a couple of weeks ago when I tweeted about it as it was one of the editor’s pick for the National Geographic Traveler Contest. Unfortunately, I didn’t win any prizes in the end, but if you have a few moments have a look at the winning images as there are some great shots there.

If you noticed, initially I submitted the image in colour, but now when I was preparing it for the blog, I decided that it works better in black and white. As always I would love to hear what you think.

Shot with NIKON D800 | 62mm | ƒ/8


  • FrancesWShirley

    Unfortunately, I didn’t win any prizes in the end, but if you have a few moments have a look at the winning images as there are some great shots there. http://qr.net/FrS2


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