20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
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The resting room of the Wadi Hitan Fossil & Climate Change Museum. The newly completed Wadi Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum features the largest intact “Basilosaurus isis” whale fossil and a unique collection of fossils found nowhere else in the world. Wadi El Hitan was transformed through climate change from sea to a hyper-arid desert over millions of years. The museum aims to educate the public about climate change and raise awareness about preventing its negative effects on the environment and people.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Faiyum, Egypt
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Amira Adel