One might think that a desert does not provide much diversity. My recent trip to Oman where I visited the world’s largest sand desert Rub al-Khali (Arabic for “Empty Quarter”) proved this assumption wrong. The variety of shapes and landscapes – all mostly made of sand – was really surprising. The sizes of dunes range from a few meters to more than 150 m (at least that was the largest I climbed and measured). Climbing the latter is very strenuous as the sand is often very soft but the reward are spectacular views.
The pictures below are a small excerpt from the new Oman gallery and shall demonstrate the different shapes of sand I encountered.
The last quarter of 2013 has been a busy time for me as a photographer. As a contrast to my many journeys to the northern countries I have been travelling through the deserts of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. It was my first real desert experience and it was great, especially from a photographer’s point of view. Next, I have visited La Palma which is part of the Canary Islands. Although a typical tourist destination, it was still impressive, especially if you are into hiking.
As you probably can imagine, I am quite busy working through all the pictures. To shorten the waiting time until I can publish the first pictures from those two trips, I’d like to present some pictures taken on a business trip to Oxford last autumn. Anyways, it is time to show some architecture again. More architecture images can be found in the Cities and Architecture gallery.
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Finally I managed to setup the gallery of my pictures from my hike through the Sarek national park in northern Sweden (Lapland). Click here or the picture below to view it.
… spanning the rapids of the river Vuojatädno. On the bridge that’s me; I took the picture with a wireless trigger.