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Little Big World
Tea mist
Dawn at Wadi Rum II
Osprey posing
05-BLUE TAILED BEE EATER
The Last Sun
A heat lightning storm.
Halong Bay from a seaplane
portrait of a folk artist in a paddy field
Morning Frost in Happy Valley
Dawn at Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Desert
THE CROOK
Faith's Last Mile
Dear in the woods
Curious Raccoon
Sunset at Half Dome
Setset Hockley Tx
boys searching for fish in a muddy pond
Abstract Portrait
Sunrise from the Tetons
Dip in the smoke
Three Tortoises
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Wadi Rum Desert

A nomadic Bedouin tribesman discusses the water shortage in Jordan as he “reads” the dunes in the desert. The recent influx of refugees to the region from various neighbors has put an extra strain on the country’s limited resources. Like the Syrians, the Bedouin have historically been viewed as outsiders and threats to stability even though they make up over a third of the population, share similar cultural ties and live in both countries. Some Bedouins have expressed resentment that the government of Jordan is providing more assistance to the refugees than to them but hope that this openness to other Syrians will help change their situation too.

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© Amy Siqveland.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2014
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Dec. 1, 2015, 2:14 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO280
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