photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Adnan Masood | profile | all galleries >> Wa'aba Crater - Natural Wonder in Saudi Arabia tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Wa'aba Crater - Natural Wonder in Saudi Arabia

Re-Visited Wahba crater in May 2010 and target was to visit Lava fields around crater, amazing experience, here are few pictures of the trip. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, with mix of black, brown and green shades.

The Wahba Crater, largest of its kind in Middle east, is a spectacular and impressive site. The crater is approx. 2.5 km wide, and the cliffs drop steeply 270 meters to a flat base, in the centre of which is a huge salt pan. There has been much speculation as to the origin of crater. It is not known whether the crater was formed by a meteorite impact or by volcanic activity, in the form of an underground explosion.

Wahba crater is located between Makkah-Riyadh highway, approx. 250 km from Taif, travelling towards Riyadh. Leaving highway after Radwan (small town).

(Info Source: Desert tracks from Riyadh - Ionis Thompson, Desert track from jeddah - Patricia barbor)
Waaba_0539.jpg
Waaba_0539.jpg
Waaba_0538.jpg
Waaba_0538.jpg
Waaba_0537.jpg
Waaba_0537.jpg
Waaba_0535.jpg
Waaba_0535.jpg
Waaba_0534.jpg
Waaba_0534.jpg
Waaba_0533.jpg
Waaba_0533.jpg
Waaba_0532.jpg
Waaba_0532.jpg
Waaba_0531.jpg
Waaba_0531.jpg
Waaba_0530.jpg
Waaba_0530.jpg
Waaba_0529.jpg
Waaba_0529.jpg
Waaba_0528.jpg
Waaba_0528.jpg
Waaba_0527.jpg
Waaba_0527.jpg
Waaba_0526.jpg
Waaba_0526.jpg
Waaba_0525.jpg
Waaba_0525.jpg
Waaba_0524.jpg
Waaba_0524.jpg
Waaba_0523.jpg
Waaba_0523.jpg
Waaba_0522.jpg
Waaba_0522.jpg
Waaba_0521.jpg
Waaba_0521.jpg
Waaba_0520.jpg
Waaba_0520.jpg
Waaba_0519.jpg
Waaba_0519.jpg
Waaba_0518.jpg
Waaba_0518.jpg
Waaba_0517.jpg
Waaba_0517.jpg
Waaba_0516.jpg
Waaba_0516.jpg
Waaba_0515.jpg
Waaba_0515.jpg
Waaba_0514.jpg
Waaba_0514.jpg
Waaba_0513.jpg
Waaba_0513.jpg
Waaba_0512.jpg
Waaba_0512.jpg
Waaba_0511.jpg
Waaba_0511.jpg
Waaba_0510.jpg
Waaba_0510.jpg
Waaba_0509.jpg
Waaba_0509.jpg
Waaba_0508.jpg
Waaba_0508.jpg
Waaba_0507.jpg
Waaba_0507.jpg
Waaba_0506.jpg
Waaba_0506.jpg
Waaba_0505.jpg
Waaba_0505.jpg
Waaba_0504.jpg
Waaba_0504.jpg
Waaba_0503.jpg
Waaba_0503.jpg
Waaba_0502.jpg
Waaba_0502.jpg
Waaba_0501.jpg
Waaba_0501.jpg
016_Wahab_Crater.jpg
016_Wahab_Crater.jpg
015_Wahab_Crater.jpg
015_Wahab_Crater.jpg
014_Wahab_Crater.jpg
014_Wahab_Crater.jpg
013_Wahab_Crater.jpg
013_Wahab_Crater.jpg
012_Wahab_Crater.jpg
012_Wahab_Crater.jpg
011_Wahab_Crater.jpg
011_Wahab_Crater.jpg
010_Wahab_Crater.jpg
010_Wahab_Crater.jpg
009_Wahab_Crater.jpg
009_Wahab_Crater.jpg
008_Wahab_Crater.jpg
008_Wahab_Crater.jpg
022_Lava_fields.jpg
022_Lava_fields.jpg
021_Lava_fields.jpg
021_Lava_fields.jpg
020_Lava_fields.jpg
020_Lava_fields.jpg
019_Lava_fields.jpg
019_Lava_fields.jpg
018_Lava_fields.jpg
018_Lava_fields.jpg
017_Lava_fields.jpg
017_Lava_fields.jpg
016_Lava_fields.jpg
016_Lava_fields.jpg
015_Lava_fields.jpg
015_Lava_fields.jpg
014_Lava_fields.jpg
014_Lava_fields.jpg
013_Lava_fields.jpg
013_Lava_fields.jpg
012_Lava_fields.jpg
012_Lava_fields.jpg
010_Lava_fields.jpg
010_Lava_fields.jpg
009_Lava_fields.jpg
009_Lava_fields.jpg
008_Lava_fields.jpg
008_Lava_fields.jpg
007_Lava_fields.jpg
007_Lava_fields.jpg
006_Lava_fields.jpg
006_Lava_fields.jpg
005_Wahab_Crater.jpg
005_Wahab_Crater.jpg
004_Wahab_Crater.jpg
004_Wahab_Crater.jpg
003_Wahab_Crater.jpg
003_Wahab_Crater.jpg
002_Wahba Crater.jpg
002_Wahba Crater.jpg
001-Wahba Crater.jpg
001-Wahba Crater.jpg
19-Different shades inside crater.JPG
19-Different shades inside crater.JPG
21-Different Shades inside Crater.JPG
21-Different Shades inside Crater.JPG
20-Different Shades inside crtaer.JPG
20-Different Shades inside crtaer.JPG
18-at Edge.JPG
18-at Edge.JPG
01-Wahba Crater inside shades.JPG
01-Wahba Crater inside shades.JPG
17-Shining Rocks insdie crater.JPG
17-Shining Rocks insdie crater.JPG
16-Thinking to jump.JPG
16-Thinking to jump.JPG
15-On Lava Fields.JPG
15-On Lava Fields.JPG
10-Lava Fields closeup.JPG
10-Lava Fields closeup.JPG
14-On Lava Fields.JPG
14-On Lava Fields.JPG
13-On Lava Fields.JPG
13-On Lava Fields.JPG
12-On Lava fields.JPG
12-On Lava fields.JPG
11-Lava Fields.JPG
11-Lava Fields.JPG
09-Lave Fields around crater.JPG
09-Lave Fields around crater.JPG
08-Lave fields.JPG
08-Lave fields.JPG
07-Lava Fields around crater.JPG
07-Lava Fields around crater.JPG
06-Lava Fiields around crater.JPG
06-Lava Fiields around crater.JPG
05-Rock inside Crater.JPG
05-Rock inside Crater.JPG
04-Wahba Crater view.jpg
04-Wahba Crater view.jpg
03-Palm Trees at edge.JPG
03-Palm Trees at edge.JPG
20-Colleagues at other end.JPG
20-Colleagues at other end.JPG
02-Palm Trees at edge.JPG
02-Palm Trees at edge.JPG
01-Wahba Crater.JPG
01-Wahba Crater.JPG
01-Wahba Crater View.JPG
01-Wahba Crater View.JPG
16-Shining Salt pan.JPG
16-Shining Salt pan.JPG
03-Different Shades inside crater.JPG
03-Different Shades inside crater.JPG
23-Colleagues at edge of crater.JPG
23-Colleagues at edge of crater.JPG
Goodbye Look.jpg
Goodbye Look.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - IV.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - IV.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - III.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - III.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - II.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - II.jpg
Black  White combination - Lava field.jpg
Black White combination - Lava field.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - I.jpg
Driving thru lava fields - I.jpg
Palm trees at edge of crater and lava fields in bg.jpg
Palm trees at edge of crater and lava fields in bg.jpg
Road coming to crater during Sand Storm.jpg
Road coming to crater during Sand Storm.jpg
Sand Storm building up around area.jpg
Sand Storm building up around area.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater.jpg
Crater walls view.jpg
Crater walls view.jpg
Crater walls view from Southern ash cone.jpg
Crater walls view from Southern ash cone.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom IV.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom IV.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom III.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom III.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom II.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom II.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom I.jpg
Close-up - Nature artistry in bottom I.jpg
Old path to go down - Actual.jpg
Old path to go down - Actual.jpg
Old path to go down - Close up.jpg
Old path to go down - Close up.jpg
Close-up I southern bottom.jpg
Close-up I southern bottom.jpg
bottom of Southern ash cone.jpg
bottom of Southern ash cone.jpg
Inside view of crater - Rocks  Green with crater base.jpg
Inside view of crater - Rocks Green with crater base.jpg
Northern Ash cone  crater walls.jpg
Northern Ash cone crater walls.jpg
Wahba Crater II.jpg
Wahba Crater II.jpg
Wahba Crater I.jpg
Wahba Crater I.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater - II.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater - II.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater - II.jpg
White-Brown-Green shades in bottom of crater - II.jpg
Me and my son Ijlal - Qtr way down.jpg
Me and my son Ijlal - Qtr way down.jpg