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Umm Ruqaiba Desert

Umm Ruqaiba Desert

The Umm Ruqaiba Desert, where the camel beauty pageant was held, is apparently known for its beautiful red sand dunes. It's fascinating how the color of the sand changes by location.

I have just uploaded the last eight images of this gallery, so this will be the end of camels for a while. Thanks so much for the great support and wonderful comments for this gallery! It was truly a unique experience that I doubt I could have had anyplace else in the world, and I hope to go back next year, maybe for more of the beauty than the pageant!

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/250s f/9.0 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

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Zoltán Balogh24-Dec-2013 06:47
Wonderful desert photograph! V
Gerard Koehl23-Dec-2013 05:34
Ce paysage désertique est magnifique. V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)23-Dec-2013 05:01
I really like shooting in the desert. You can get some great images there. Another striking image that you have created. Well done. V.
Raymond Ma23-Dec-2013 04:40
Such a beautiful and different landscape certainly worth exploring in the
future. Thank you for this most enjoyable gallery and giving us a taste of your exotic adventures. ~v~
larose forest photos23-Dec-2013 04:12
I'm fascinated by the vegetation growing here. It must be hardy indeed. A very beautiful image. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-Dec-2013 00:08
Beautiful image, Voted.
Bob Patton22-Dec-2013 22:16
Marvelous, Helen. I learned something. Thanks for the photos and the narrative.
Patrick F22-Dec-2013 22:06
Nice compo in the desert!!!!! V+++++++
Karen Stuebing22-Dec-2013 22:01
I love the color and smoothness and the little bits of plant life. Beautiful scene. V.
Jim Coffman22-Dec-2013 21:47
Wow, this has a beauty all its own!
woody3422-Dec-2013 21:43
Looks very arid ,but the colour is remarkable.
Wishing you and yours the blessings of the season and a great 2014
joseantonio22-Dec-2013 21:29
The light and color here are spectacular.V.
Sam Rua22-Dec-2013 21:28
Looks like a great place to photograph the undulating patterns in and amongst the dunes, Helen. This is a nice capture as well.
globalgadabout22-Dec-2013 21:22
opportunities seem boundless here, so well worth a return visit...enjoyed the novelty, humour, and exotic feel of the camel market...keep on roaming Helen..
Kim22-Dec-2013 21:16
A beautiful desert view Helen, nicely taken! V
gerrit22-Dec-2013 21:15
The desert has always a atraction. V
Jola Dziubinska22-Dec-2013 21:15
Beautiful big sands. V.