How I got the shot: Yulia Denisyuk on capturing the daily life of Jordan’s Bedouin nomads

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the highlights and pitfalls of shooting a photo story for National Geographic Traveller, chatting to photographer Yulia Denisyuk about her latest assignment — an immersive and eye-opening experience in Wadi Rum, southern Jordan.

Photo story: the nomadic Bedouins of Jordan

The nomadic Bedouins have roamed Jordan's valleys, mountains and deserts for centuries. In these harsh landscapes, warm hospitality and communion with the land are cultural hallmarks — all rooted in the practical wisdom of desert survival.

Photo gallery: Jordan's nomadic Bedouins

The nomadic Bedouins have roamed Jordan’s valleys, mountains and deserts for centuries. In these harsh landscapes, warm hospitality, and communion with the land are cultural hallmarks — all rooted in the practical wisdom of desert survival.
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