I woke up early in the morning so that I would be one of the first people to visit Petra that day. I made my way down the al-Siq, the nearly 1 mile path through the winding canyon, with walls between 300 and 600 feet tall. I finally arrived at the Treasury, the grand entrance to the ancient city of Petra. Only two people arrived before I did, so I was able to take this iconic photograph without any people in my frame.