Guardian of Karnak Temple – Luxor, Egypt
The Karnak Temple complex is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It is believed to be the second most visited historical site in Egypt; second only to the Giza Pyramids near Cairo. It consists of four main parts of which only the largest is currently open to the general public.
The photograph was an Editors’ Pick from the Smithsonian magazine 2012 Photo Contest.