Huge dunes, rising 800 feet from the sabkha, so hard to reach, and so impossible to climb…
This shot was taken deep into the Saudi Arabian Empty Quarter, during a trip that encompassed 1400 kilometers of sand dune driving and exploration. Climbing those dunes for the scenery was a highlight of the trip.
Pentax 35mm – Kodak Ektachrome 100


landscape, middle east, desert dunes

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous composition, textures, and natural lighting. Lovely!!!

  • Thanks Deborah.

    – Peter Doré

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Cheers, Eyal.

    – Peter Doré

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 3 years ago

    gorgeous photo indeed a wonderful trip to remember

  • Thank You

    – Peter Doré

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Little Bit Country!"

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Awesome! Thank you very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 3 years ago

    Beautiful vista Peter, I’d love to see this!

  • Thanks Garth. Very few people get to see this part of the world and given it’s beauty, that is a shame.

    – Peter Doré

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful use of light and shade Peter and congratulations on the Feature, well deserved.

  • Thanks David.

    – Peter Doré

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 3 years ago

    Ripper shot Peter. (I’ve just been re-reading the marvellous “Arabian Sands” by Wilfred Thesiger.)

  • Thanks Harry. Thesiger’s books were compulsive reading priori to our treks through Saudi Arabia!

    – Peter Doré

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 3 years ago

    awesome scenery and awesome pic !

  • Thanks Dean!!

    – Peter Doré

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 3 years ago

  • Awesome! Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

  • walela
    walelaalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely scene

  • Thanks very much!

    – Peter Doré

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