Eid al Adha + the Sinai Peninusla

Each year, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Adha. It is a symbolic representation of Abraham's almost-sacrifice of his son Ishmael, where the placeholder of the son is taken by a sheep or cow. 

Muslims are required to give 1/3 of the slaughtered animal to the poor, give 1/3 to family and 1/3 to be kept for themselves.

I will be (hopefully) photographing the upcoming slaughter with the Bedouins in the Sinai Peninsula. The area has been in the news because of recent unrest, but its repution is matched and exceed by the stunning beauty by the mountains that line it.

We will also be diving for hammerhead sharks in the channel between disputed land (claimed by both Saudi Arabia and Egypt). A dream come true? Maybe.

Moral of the story? Gone for 5 days, and photos to follow!

Recycling is the theme of the month, so reusing photos still counts!

Recycling is the theme of the month, so reusing photos still counts!

I think I'll be able to deal with this.

I think I'll be able to deal with this.

Beautiful sunsets. Just beautiful.

Beautiful sunsets. Just beautiful.