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 (477)

brko.jabuka on October 26

Very unusual, but interesting and beautiful place for picnic...Excellent photo!

YS-215 & L-449

Greetings, Petar

AngelUzquiza on October 27

Wonderful place, Bassam!

LIKE

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Mansoor Goheer on October 27

Splendid shot of this charming place, excellent angle, fantastic colors and light !

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… Greetings from Pakistan


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bassam jayousi on October 28

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

Greetings, Bassam


eri kitrinaki on November 5

Hello Bassam! Amazing view and capture... L&F

Jens ||©Δ↨|| Germany on November 6

An intressting place LIKE My best wishes ---.--- Jens

Stephan91 on November 6

very nice desert shot !

tatranka7 on November 7

Again, fantastic shot...

L+F

Friendly greetings, Tatranka

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

bassam jayousi on November 11

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

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Greetings, Bassam


FPG24E on November 11

Very nice capture. I like.

Greetings.

scaligera on November 11

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

sogesehen on November 12

Wunderschöne Landschaft und Farben ysl M

JarekH on November 23

nice, interesting photo L, best wishes, Jarek

bassam jayousi on November 24

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

Greetings, Bassam


Gunda Wolfgang on March 16

Like 2008/11/21 17:08:46

AcheG on March 27

Beautiful landscape. Like. greetings from Paris

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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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