Fossil Rock in Al-Fayeh Desert - Sharjah ....{by Bassam}

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Dedicated to Rita Eberle-Wessner

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 (543)

Mark Stillwagon on July 27, 2013

YSL!! Great capture ~Bassam!!

André Ivan .©om on July 28, 2013

Nice place. Nice shot. I liked.

Bassam Jayousi on July 29, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam

Oleksandr Mizyn on August 1, 2013

Magnificent shot. Stunning nature

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on August 15, 2013

Amazing photo, L&YS, greetings from Canary Islands, Víctor

Henrik Hoppe on August 18, 2013

Breathtaking picture!+L Greetings

hamid-a on August 18, 2013

Beautiful view. I LIKEIT

Bassam Jayousi on August 19, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam

Rod Rich on August 19, 2013

It's fantastic landscape. Amazing atmosphere. Like

With respect, Roman

Gianfranco Pala on August 19, 2013

Splendida composizione! lk456+F219. Cordiali saluti dalla Sardegna Bassam! Gianfranco

NilouAghdam on August 20, 2013

Superb desert shot,

Alfred Gynther Chris… on August 20, 2013

Very nice desert view. Best regards from Denmark

Sylvester Nata on August 20, 2013

I Like the composition of your beautiful photo,

Best regards, Nata.

luciano bernardi on August 20, 2013

E' una foto affascinante. Cordiali saluti dalle montagne nelle Dolomiti. Cordiali saluti.

Karl Pallinger on September 13, 2013

eine Imposante Wüste und eine sehr gut gelungene Aufnahme mit diesem Kreuz vorne, Grüße Karl

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on September 13, 2013

It is a beautiful photo and of course the views are incredible.

I like

Regards, José Mª

Nikolai Karaneschev on September 13, 2013

Beautiful shot L+F, best wishes Nikolai

Fikus .Janina on September 13, 2013

Very nice shot.Amazing photo!! I like it!!! Greetings.Janina

A Mastalerz on September 13, 2013

Excellent Photo ! Like ! Greetings, A. Mastalerz.

Dana Valentova on September 13, 2013

Wonderful place, amazing photo


Best wishes, Dana

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2009/11/06 17:01:39
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash