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Raw Nature III .. Al Nakhar Canyon or The Grand Canyon of Oman!! .<better at full size>. {by Bassam}

It is not just the deepest in Oman and Arabia but even deeper than the Grand Canyon of America, though narrower than it. Al Nakhar canyon, in Jebal Shams, is the highest in Arabia, rightfully called by geologists, Oman Grand Canyon: it is almost 1,000 metres deep when you stand at the Shorfat al Nakhar, literary “Al Nakhar village is down there.”

Jabal Shams, literary “the sun mountain”, 3,000 metres above sea level, the highest peak in Arabia, so called because it is first of Oman territory the sun shines on.

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  • Uploaded on February 25, 2013
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 12:45:40
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash