Safari Day! - Sharjah Desert ....{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 (280)

Le Marcheur on November 26, 2012

Vraiment bien photographier et belle couleurs chaude et bien vu avec ces voitures

Bassam Jayousi on November 26, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Sergey Garifullin on December 5, 2012

look like Mars, Like

Bassam Jayousi on December 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


E Ee on December 19, 2012

Looks like the soil of Mars. L+F!

Bassam Jayousi on December 20, 2012

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

Greetings, Bassam


anami99 on January 23, 2013

jako lijepa slika

Leshan Song on February 27, 2013

Bassam Jayousi on February 27, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on February 27, 2013

Merveilleuse et belle image

Domi

Mojzer László on February 28, 2013

Hi Bassam! Good is good. Greetings: Laci LIKE FAV.

Klaus Richter on February 28, 2013

A beautiful scene very well captured!
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Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Bassam Jayousi on February 28, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Francesco Viti on March 24, 2013

Great landscape!

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Best regards,Francesco

Santiago Díaz León on March 24, 2013

Good shot . like. Greetings

Bassam Jayousi on March 24, 2013

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Daryl. on August 2, 2013

I love these photos of the desert and this is another great one!
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Greetings from Daryl

Mavr Atmon on December 12, 2013

Great picture!LIKE

Heinz Klier on January 4, 2014

Great picture and helpful information. Although I spent many years in the Emirates, I've never been there. It's a pity :(

Bassam Jayousi on April 24, 2014

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 March 5, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z75
    • Taken on 2008/03/07 16:59:40
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 16.51mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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