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.
Sun emerging, Wadi RumCleft, Wadi rum 2Cleft, Wadi rumcliff and cloudsWadi Rum 1Desert View, Wadi RumDesert Mountain Vista, Wadi Rumdripping rockMelting rockssplash of greenMountains and sky, Wadi Rummourning wheatear,_common kestrel, wadi rumkestrel and shadow, wadi rumAncient petroglyphs, Wadi rumLawrence House, Wadi rumtourists climbing the big sand dune, Wadi rumcamel closeupInside a Bedouin TentCarliane as Bedouin woman