Petra from above by julvar

Petra is easily the #1 tourist attraction in Jordan, attracting around 600 000 visitors a year. So I got there just after sunrise in an attempt to beat the crowds. I failed, miserably. By the time I got to the Treasury, hundreds of people already milling about and posing for photos. I was strangely disappointed by this, but had heard tales of a secret hidden hiking trail – rarely taken by tourist – that led to stunning views from above the Treasury. I’d dreamed of this moment for many years – ever since seeing Petra in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade – and I was simply overwhelmed with the beauty of this ancient archaeological relic. Here, it was impossible not to feel the energy of the past resonating throughout the hillside.

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Petra at night by danyeidphotography

During my mission with Nikon in Jordan, we wanted to test the new 24-70. After scouting the area & trying to find the right angle where i can show the entire story without cropping anything. Its a tricky here since normally in such situation i go for 14mm but here i had no option, so i have only one chance due to the limited time. I decided to point my tripod to the lowest point & frame at 24 focal length. Its a composite of 2 different images for the same time location at the same time

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Ascend Petra by danyeidphotography

On my way to Petra in Jordan, i walked around 2km in between the canyon, i looked up to the sky and i decided to compose my shot by showing the night sky & this beautiful geological formations.

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Monuments of Eternity by EliaLocardi

Ever since I was a child, I knew that I wanted to explore the world. I didn’t know how and I didn’t know when, but I was sure that someday my dream of traveling would become a reality.

A huge spark in that desire came from the movies I’d watch in the theater. In the case of films like Indiana Jones, they’d always leave me filled with wonder and inspiration to become a traveling archeologist and explore ancient sites like Petra Jordan. Other times, like with the Back To The Future series, they’d just make me constantly ask my parents for a hover board for christmas. And you know what? After years of waiting, I still don’t have one! But that’s a different story. ;).

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