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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The sun peaks out of the clouds along the Hejaz railway in Wadi Rum

Still in operation, the Hejaz railway cuts through the red desert of Wadi Rum in southern Jordan. In this instance, the sun, surrounded by swirling clouds, rises to brighten the sky above and redden the sand below.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan
Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
Copyright: © Cameron Reed