Sunrise at Oman's Grand Canyon ....{by Bassam}

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Jebal 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.

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 ).

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Comments (204)

C haydeé on June 24, 2013

Preciosa fotografía del "Gran Cañón de Omán"


Un amable saludo desde Argentina Chaydeé

leon_vienna on July 23, 2014

What a scenery, what a light, what a photograph. Great! Like.

Gori Bau on July 27, 2014

a breathtaking natural scenery => Like => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio

Bassam Jayousi on July 27, 2014

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

Best wishes, Bassam

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2011/12/05 07:08:30
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash