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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Richard McL on July 8

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

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Maurice MAZELLIER on July 10

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

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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

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