Al Nakhar Canyon in Jebal Shams in Oman ....{by Bassam}

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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 ( this spot ).

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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Comments (183)

Horváth “hfoto” Lász… on March 16, 2013

Excellent photo! Greetings, Laci

Annelise L Floroian on March 29, 2013

Wonderful capture!Like

RNLatvian on June 14, 2013

Like! Fantastic view!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 3, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z75
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 12:40:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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