Wadi Rum, sometimes given as Wadi Raam, is a beautiful valley in the desert of southern Jordan, about 30 miles east of Aqaba, Jordan's major seaport on the Red Sea. T. E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, used Wadi Rum as his base of operations in his activity supporting the Arab Rebellion against the Turkish Empire during World War I. Some artifacts of Lawrence's time are still there, but Wadi Rum is one of Jordan's top tourist attractions because of its starkly beautiful desert landscapes. I spent a couple of hours exploring Wadi Rum with a local Bedouin guide. This gallery contains some of my favorite photos of the scenery, people and animals of Wadi Rum.