An Egyptian documenting a strange scene in the sky of the city of Sharm El-Sheikh

“On the Edge of the Moon” .. An Egyptian documenting a strange scene in the sky of the city of Sharm El-Sheikh


An Egyptian documenting a strange scene in the sky of the city of Sharm El-Sheikh



Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The sky is a prominent part of the life of the Egyptian, Ahmed Waheed, as he works as an air traffic controller, in addition to being a member of the Egyptian Committee for Rare Bird Records. More than a decade of filming led to him documenting a magical scene that people thought was not real.

Waheed's passion for photography, and wildlife photography in particular, began at a young age, as his father worked as the manager of the Zaraneq Reserve in North Sinai.

Ahmed Waheed's passion for photography, and wildlife photography in particular, began at a young age.
,  Ahmed WaheedIn an interview with CNN in Arabic, Waheed said: "I used to like to go to the sanctuary on holidays to watch the birds, and I enjoyed the waiting times with him (his father) when he was photographing the birds."

In 2017, Waheed documented this enchanting photo from the Ras Muhammad Protectorate in Egypt.
,  Ahmed Waheed During a bird watching trip in the Ras Mohamed reserve in Sharm El Sheikh, the photographer was at the right time and place, and this resulted in a charming picture that combined a stork with the moon.

The photographer explained: “I have long wished to photograph birds with the moon. With some anticipation, luck, and choosing the right moment, I was able to picture the stork as if it jumped off the edge of the moon.”

Waheed works as an air traffic controller, in addition to being a member of the Committee for the Recording of Rare Birds in Egypt.
,  Ahmed Waheed

The majority of those who saw his photo were surprised, and others questioned whether the photo was real, or processed by the available processing programs, and others were curious about the place and time of filming, something Waheed welcomes as a result of his interest in promoting environmental awareness among people.

Al-Masry is interested in documenting all kinds of wildlife.
,  Ahmed Waheed The photographer, who is a member of the Egyptian Society for the Protection of Nature, pointed out that documenting living organisms is not like other types of photography, as the objects are constantly in motion, and "the scene changes every split second," as he put it.

Waheed began photographing in 2008.
,  Ahmed WaheedIn the ensuing years, the photographer was able to document many birds with the moon.

The area of ​​Ras Mohamed Reserve is about 200 square kilometers, of which about 75 square kilometers is in the land part, and about 125 square kilometers in the marine part, according to the official website of the State Information Service in Egypt.

The photographer is interested in promoting environmental awareness.
,  Ahmed WaheedThe reserve is considered one of the most beautiful diving places in the world, as it is characterized by the diversity of birds and coral reefs.





Source: CNN in Arabic
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