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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Bassam Jayousi on February 14

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Heinrich Andreas on February 14

Faszinierende Aufnahme L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Karamat Adeel on February 14

L I K E Amazing shot & photography, Just Loved it! ♥
Greetings from Punjab, Pakistan

Bassam Jayousi on February 15

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

Best wishes, Bassam


krzymat10 on February 15

Świetne zdjęcie.

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Pozdrawiam - Krzysztof

Marc Lat on February 15

Very nice capture, good composition, well done.

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Greetings, Marc

Gala Atonen on February 15

Unbelievable view and colours! L

dora/m on February 22

Nice scenery. Like.

Bassam Jayousi on February 24

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

Best wishes, Bassam


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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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