Showing posts with the label Desert

The Otherworldly Colors of Morocco’s Deserts

Aug 12, 2017

It’s amazing what a little change in light can do to a landscape. Blue skies can turn red, orange sand can turn purple. In this photo series...

Dasht-e Kavir, The Great Salt Desert

Sep 3, 2015

Dasht-e Kavir, also known the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau, about 300 kilometers east-sou...

White Sands Desert, New Mexico

May 19, 2015

About 26 km southwest of Alamogordo and just south of the White Sands Missile Range , in the state of New Mexico, the United States, is an i...

The Mysterious Libyan Desert Glass

Apr 20, 2015

Between the borders of Egypt and Libya is the Great Sand Sea, an enormous sandy desert that stretches about 650 km from north to south and 3...

Kubu Island: A Desert Island of Baobabs and Ancient Fossils

Jul 18, 2013

In the vast expanse of the great salt flats of Makgadikgadi in the north of the Kalahari, lies an isolated granite outcrop, some 10 meters h...

The Sand Dunes of Rub al Khali

Jun 18, 2013

Rubʿ al-Khali, (literally “Empty Quarter” in Arabic), also spelled Al-Rabʿ al-Khali, is a vast desert in the southern Arabian Peninsula, cov...

The Green Belt Along The World’s Longest Desert Highway

May 5, 2013

The Tarim Desert Highway across the Taklamakan desert, in China, links the cities of Luntai and Minfeng on the northern and southern edges o...

Where the Namib Desert meets the Sea

Apr 9, 2013

The Southern Namib desert is home to some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange...

Surrealistic Landscape of Deadvlei, Namibia

Mar 27, 2013

The picture below is not that of a painting. It was taken inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, in a strange and alien landscape called...

White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

Mar 19, 2013

The White Pocket is an isolated, notoriously hard-to-reach patch of sandstone hidden within the desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National...

Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Australia

Mar 5, 2013

Located not far from the coast of southwest Australia are thousands of limestone pillars that rise from the shifting yellow sands. In places...

Kolmanskop, a Ghost Town Devoured by the Namibian Desert

Sep 10, 2012

Kolmanskop is a famous ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Once a sm...

8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Jul 14, 2012

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the desert...

McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica: The Driest Place on Earth

Jun 7, 2012

Antarctica is covered with ice, but not all of it. The McMurdo Dry Valleys is almost entirely snow free. Located among mountains by McMurdo ...

The Great Dune of Pyla: A Moving Desert in France

Feb 21, 2012

The Great Dune of Pyla, located 60 km from Bordeaux in the Arcachon Bay area, France, happens to be the tallest sand dune in Europe. Also kn...

Chara Sands: Miniature Desert in the Freezing Cold of Siberia

Jan 20, 2012

Just 40 kilometers from the Kodar Glaciers in Kalar district of Trans-Baikal region, right next to the snow-capped mountains and the limitle...

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: The Flooded Desert

Oct 31, 2011

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the most marvelous and unique places in t...

Tottori Sand Dunes: A Mini Desert in Japan

Jan 21, 2011

Who would have thought there is a desert in Japan? Well, not quite a desert but a huge sand dune that looks nearly a desert to me. It’s the ...

The White Desert of Egypt

Mar 30, 2010

About 45 km north of Farafra, the White Desert begins. It’s truly a white desert in clear contrast with the yellow desert elsewhere, somethi...