Glimpse Correspondent Ian Bassingthwaighte journeys across the Egyptian desert.
1

Cairo

The journey begins in Cairo, a massive city that is filled with dust and surrounded by sand.

2

Jeeps in the desert

Just outside of the city, a caravan of drivers waits to take us further afield.

3

Tire tracks in the desert

Our road.

4

Desert views

A desert landscape that is, while beautiful, very lonely.

5

Rock formations in the desert

Rock formations of the Western Desert, outside of Bahariya oasis.

6

Rock formations in Egypt's White Desert

Smaller formations in the White Desert--this one, from a distance, looks a bit like a duck.

7

Desert date palm

The Desert Date Palm.

8

Sand, light, wind

Sand, light, and wind is nature's way of making beautiful what otherwise seems like a dead landscape.

9

Lake in the desert

The last thing I thought I'd find in the desert: a lake.

10

Desert sunset

Our driver takes a break to sit and watch the sun fall.

11

Watching a desert sunset

We follow his cue.

12

Desert wildlife

Night comes, and so do the critters.