Picnic day - Sharjah Desert / Fossil Rocks ......{by Bassam}

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Officially called Jebel Maleihah, this large outcrop is more widely known as Fossil Rock, after abundance of marine fossils that can be found on its slopes. This area is rich with the fossils of shells and small sea creatures that were on the ocean floor millions of years ago when water covered much of Arabia. These were created when limestone formed around their shells to make a mould, which then solidified to leave a perfect imprint.

The ever-shifting sands found inland from all the major coastal settlements create an endless variety of landscapes, colours and vegetation. The beautiful desert of Sharjah attracts visitors, who are impressed by the vastness and charm of the desert and there is nothing compared to making a trip to the desert to watch the sunset.

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Comments (479)

Olga L. on November 10, 2013

Прекрасный пейзаж и фото. Нравится. Привет из России, Ольга.

Bassam Jayousi on November 11, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.


Greetings, Bassam

FPG24E on November 11, 2013

Very nice capture. I like.


scaligera on November 11, 2013

Bellissima foto, bellissimo il posto e carino il picnic!! LIKE + FV - Carissimi saluti Laura

sogesehen on November 12, 2013

Wunderschöne Landschaft und Farben ysl M

JarekH on November 23, 2013

nice, interesting photo L, best wishes, Jarek

Bassam Jayousi on November 24, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam

AcheG on March 27, 2014

Beautiful landscape. Like. greetings from Paris

Manolo López on April 29, 2014

Beauty pic, LIKE. Greetings from Malaga, Spain.


Nikolai Karaneschev on April 30, 2014

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes, Nikolai

Lakshitha Abeynayake on May 1, 2014

Thats a amazing window to the world.. well taken

greetings from SL

Ludwig28 on May 15, 2014

Beautiful shot, L+F.

bogiza on May 15, 2014

Unfortunately, tourists sometimes want to take the treasures of the desert with them instead of leaving for the next to admire...:(

Richard McL on July 8, 2014

Bassam, I sure enjoy ❤️ your view of the world thank you for sharing it's much appreciated. Picnic day - Sharjah Desert / Fossil Rocks is a classic example of photography at it's best, full of warmth and interest in the middle of a unique location, greetings and warm regards, Richard from Brentwood in Northern California. Like and Favorite

Bassam Jayousi on July 9, 2014

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam

Maurice MAZELLIER on July 10, 2014

Image.** d'Ambiance..! , Peu" ordinaire.." , Merci.. du Partage..

<elbor> on September 11

Very beautiful capture. Best wishes - Lech

Patrick Barreaux on October 16

220-467 une scène originale ! très belle photo. Amitiés patrick

Anand Singh on October 16

Excellent view, fantastic picture, very beautiful light.

Like 468 + Fav 221

Best wishes from India, Anand

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2008/11/21 17:08:46
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 11.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash