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 (529)

http://www.meispix.c… on May 16, 2012

Then I expect you to provide us a killer entry for the "sunset & sunrise" category !

Universo Inverso on May 16, 2012

Great photo, nice colors and composition! Like!

Ewa_K on May 16, 2012

Amazing colours and view:) Like

FotOlga on May 16, 2012

Great photo, nice composition and colours, Bassam! Like 49 + F**. Greetings, Olga

Mc_Daniell's on May 16, 2012

Very nice Like

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on May 16, 2012

I like this kind of landscape. You know, in my country on the south of it is a region that is one of the most important places in fossils--like--AnaM

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on May 16, 2012

Etiqueta: Argentina: Ischigualasco--AnaM

Mc_Daniell's on May 16, 2012

Thank you for the invitation to the group, greet Daniel

Voar Alto on May 16, 2012

Great landscape, & colour.LK;Eduardo.

)) NICEFORO NIEPCE (… on May 16, 2012

El desierto tan inmenso como el mar nos muestra lo hermoso que es nuestro planeta por el que todos nosotros deberíamos de dar una vuelta entera, estoy seguro que lo respetaríamos mas y seriamos mas unidos. Hermosa foto Bassam. Saludos LK 52

Dušan Bezděk on May 16, 2012

Al Sanin on May 16, 2012

Amazing picture! Very nice work Bassam! Bravo! YSL, sure! With a best wishes Al

Milan Stojanović on May 16, 2012

Fantastic landscape,Bassam!



CORRADO TRIPICCHIO © on May 16, 2012

Hello Bassam!

I believe that only in these places, away from the crowds, you can communicate with God!


All the best.Corrado

Kent Hunt on May 16, 2012

Hello Bassam,

Here is proof! The desert can be beautiful. Great shot my friend.LIKE



Marek Kleman on May 16, 2012

like Nádherné!!!

abraxas_aut on May 16, 2012

Great shot and LIKE! Greetings

Dagmar Škvaridlová on May 16, 2012

Magnificient shot!!! Beautiful drawing of the sandy!

With friendly greetings,

Ghiocela on May 16, 2012

Incredible beauty, Bassam! I like and YS! Your gallery has many beautiful pictures!! Kind regards, Simona

josé orlando gómez d… on May 16, 2012

i like this photo of beautiful landscape and its colors....greetings, orlando

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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