Camel / Fossil Rock in Fayeh Desert 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 (293)

Bassam Jayousi on October 23, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


Rikimer on October 23, 2013

Wonderful play of colours, light and shadow, Bassam! Fascinating view!

L+F 292/155

Friendly greetings, Willi

Far lang on October 23, 2013

Splendid view to this mountain. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

omid&Arman 2 on October 23, 2013

بسیار زیبا

L❀ +♥YS♥ 傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 23, 2013

I see why is between the best!--YS 158--AnaM

Bassam Jayousi on October 23, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Eva Lewitus on October 23, 2013

What incredible colors! Thank you for the explanation. L

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on October 23, 2013

wow, what an impressive landscape and shot. l, f, marc

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


Elzbieta Walentynowi… on April 27, 2014

Wonderful place in the gold light, good photo, Like, Greetings from Elzbieta.

Filipunes on October 17, 2014

Wonderful view

Excellent work. YsL 159/302

Best wishes. Filipe

Potoka on October 19, 2014

Marvelous photo.


Beautiful colors


Like!!!!!!!!!


Greetings from Basque Country (Spain)

Rodema on November 16, 2014

A gorgeous picture, beautiful shot!! YSL!! Friendly regards, Rodema.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S9200
    • Taken on 2013/01/05 12:42:59
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 22.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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