Egypt: Hatshepsut Temple / by Justin Merriman

One of my outtakes from Egypt: A lone bird flies above the rocky cliffs that surround the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. Hatshepsut reigned from 1479-1458 BC and is regarded as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty.  The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt."