Photos of Jordan: A Preview of Things to Come

I shot quite a few photos while in Jordan. To give you some perspective. On a normal week in travel, I shoot about 100-200 photos, sometimes more if there’s wildlife involved. In a week in Jordan, I managed to pull the trigger about 900 times. The truth is, too, that as a travel photographer, I am careful not to pull the shutter unless I think I have something cool through the lens. Obviously, after shooting over 900 pictures of Jordan, I needed to spend a very full day editing the photos. I chopped out the bad ones and edited the best ones, and I was still left with a fair stack of pictures I really like.

And well my camera was active in Jordan, so was I. My memory cards weren’t the only thing getting content on a massive scale. Every turn of every day there was a new adventure in store for us in Jordan. We visited the world wonder of Petra under the stars at night, we rode donkeys up a mountain, we floated in the Dead Sea and went Diving in the Red Sea. It was such a wild week, and I loved every minute of it. Be sure that over the next couple weeks this blog will have plenty of cool travel tales to share with you.

Ok, so on to the photos. These are just a preview of some of the pictures of Jordan. Be sure to read the captions to each image for a bit of a tease on the stories that are to come in the upcoming weeks on this blog. As always, I’d love to hear which of the images are your favourites!

Aqaba Market, Jordan

Our time in Jordan started with a tour of the awesome coastal town of Aqaba on foot. We passed this market and I couldn’t resist the chance to photograph these colours.

Berenice Beach Club, Jordan

After back-to-back red-eye flights to get to Aqaba, we couldn’t have needed the relaxing afternoon by the pool at Berenice Beach Club anymore than we did. With Awesome views of the Red Sea, it wasn’t hard on the eyes either

Tiffany, Jordan

Tiffany and I were surprised with a date night. A couple of the ladies in Aqaba got Tiffany all dressed up and made up. I, obviously, took the opportunity to take some portraits of her.

Petra, Jordan

Leaving Aqaba, we headed to the wonder of Petra, Jordan. There really is something magical about this place.

Camel, Petra, Jordan

Few things make me happier than hearing camels making camel sounds. One of those things is a camel making camel sounds in front of the treasury in Petra.

Petra by Night

As if seeing it during the day wasn’t enough, we got the chance to see Petra by Night which is a seriously powerful experience. Absolutely amazing.

Donkey Trekking, Jordan

After a full day and night in Petra, we took a second day to escape the crowds on donkey-back to head up to Haoun’s Tomb. It was insane, that’s all I’ll say about my day donkey trekking for now.

Donkey Trekking, Jordan

Our two guides bumping up the hill on the donkey trek.

Dead Sea, Jordan

After donkey trekking, a spa treatment in the Marriott at the Dead Sea Area of Jordan was welcome.

Dead Sea Floating

Fact: I can float in the Dead Sea without getting my hair wet.
Fact: If you have cuts on your body from donkey-trekking, the salt from the Dead Sea hurts like hell.

Camels, Wadi Rum, Jordan

On our way back to Aqaba, we stopped for a night at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, mounted some camels and headed up a sand dune to watch the sun set.

Wadi Rum, Sunrise

And the next morning, we hiked up again for sunrise.

Baby Camel

And I got to meet a baby camel too!

Orxy, Jordan

And I got to meet two baby Orxy in the wildlife refuge as well!

Diving, Aqaba, Jordan

Then, it was back to Aqaba and the Red Sea where Tiffany went scuba diving for the first time, and I got to explore a ship wreck.

Sunset, Aqaba, Jordan

And then, gazing upon a perfect Aqaba sunset, it was all over. Stay tuned. Loads of amazing stories coming your way in the weeks to come.


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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10 Comments

  1. Amazing pictures. Loved them all. Hurry up and give us more information. I am headed to Jordan on Feb.12. These pictures just got me so much more excited!

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    • Oh, you’re going to love it Jamie! Such an awesome place. Should have a new article up about tomorrow!

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  2. So many wonderful photos to choose from… love the first one, always fond of a colourful market, the camel close up, the photos of Petra – day and night, the oryx (love them) and the photo of Tiffany… loking stunning!

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    • Thanks for checking it out Helen. Hope all is well in your world!

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      • I’m good thank you! Just planning my next trip! 🙂

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  3. Great photos Brendan. Looks like an adventure and a beautiful country which I look forward to exploring one day. With your cuts hurting in the salty water, the plus side is that the salt probably helped them heal faster. 🙂

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    • Truth. If it’s not in pain, it’s not healing… haha. Hope you get to Jordan at some point, really beautiful country.

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  4. Amazing photo’s from a beautiful country Brendan! Already look forward to your next story! Manouk (Bunch of Backpackers)

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  5. All stunning. I would love to know more about the two men in the first photo with the sand.

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    • Heather, they make designs in bottle by “painting” with layers of sand of different colours. It’s quite fascinating!

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