Omar Attum is a wildlife biologist and professor at Indiana University Southeast who fell in love with Sinai at the age of 16. He has been conducting wildlife research and surveys in the peninsula since 1998. He is the author of the forthcoming book Sinai: Landscape and Nature in Egypt’s Wilderness, which will be published by the American University in Cairo Press in September. A self-taught photographer, his credits include National Geographic magazine, The Courier Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Egypt Today and The Jordan Times. He is the recipient of a Blue Earth Alliance Photography fellowship.