Al Fayeh Desert near Maliha in Sharjah ....{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 (209)

Marta Novakova on November 19, 2012

Amazing desert photo! like

Greetings, Marta :)

idahodon on November 19, 2012

Fantastic photo dear friend! L+F! Best greetings, Don.

Oleksandr Mizyn on November 20, 2012

Beautiful landscape, nice perspective. Like!

Magda GHALI on November 21, 2012

So impressive !

L194.

Thanks for your kind visit, Bassam.

Have a nice evening. :)

Magda

flyingdutchman on November 22, 2012

Very special landscape. Well captured.

L195

Kind Regards, FD

Bassam Jayousi on November 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Nic. Coenen on November 28, 2012

Mooie foto ,mooi landschap. Groeten Nic.

Heinz Weber on December 9, 2012
               Hello Bassam

 One great picture more on your panoramio.
  The strucure and the graphic I like it

              ***LIKE***

    Best wishes from Switzerland Heinz
Bassam Jayousi on December 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 12, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2008/10/01 17:51:40
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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