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

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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 (528)

Giovanni Magni (giov… on May 16, 2012

Bello,sembra un paesaggio lunare.



ramtto on May 16, 2012

* ~Bassam, like! buen trabajo, saludos ram*

kiaksar on May 16, 2012

Fantastic photo!!! YS+LIKE

& on May 16, 2012

wow! fantastic photo !! greetings!! like

ka9894 on May 16, 2012

Great capture, great shot !


Best wishes, :)


Martin Beitz on May 16, 2012

I like this view a lot. Nice place and interesting information.

AYŞE TETİK on May 16, 2012

Hello Bassam, interesting information about the desert and very lovely photograph, congratulations! L+F Best wishes,AYŞE/İZMİR/TURKEY

Giorgos Dimitriadis on May 16, 2012

Excellent shot,wonderful landscape YSL Best regards,George

pinin33 on May 16, 2012

La uniformidad tonal y la suavidad casi geometrica de las lineas, hacen en mi opinion esta imagen como una foto llena de fuerza. Saludos.

hugodillen@telenet.b… on May 16, 2012

Great shot, Bassam ! What a view, so totally different of what we are used to see. Beautifull sand shapes. Nice colors. Well captured. Like it a lot. Greetings from Belgium, Hugo.

monic@ on May 16, 2012

Great view Bassam, wonderful landscape. BIG like. Greetings, Monic@

juanvi.fdz.-blanco on May 16, 2012

Bella captura!!!. Lke!!!. Saludos cordiales de Juanvi, Sevilla, España

Jörg R. on May 16, 2012

A wonderful view into the dessert !

Like & YS

Best wishes , Willy

silgab on May 16, 2012

Linda paisagem + like Silgab

Mario Gestri on May 16, 2012

Spettacolare Bassam,mi piace molto!!


Cigoto on May 16, 2012

Wonderful in full screen.

bucefal on May 16, 2012

Breathtaking beauty of Desert.


Many thanks for your visits & comments.

Friendly greetings from Ukraine.


Pasapa. (Todos somos… on May 16, 2012

I like it so much, greetings.........Pa.

amadeus2050 on May 16, 2012

Hola Bassam.

Amazing Landscape. LIKE+FV. Greetings from Spain.


Ivan Logvinov on May 17, 2012

Marvelous view!
Warm greetings from Russia!

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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