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View of dunes in Al ...

View of dunes in Al ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of dunes in Al Batin sands in the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). In the central foreground a low ridge is marked by a large, healthy looking bush on its crest. Beyond the near ridge, a bare dune slope rises in ridges to the right. In the distance beyond a salt flat (sabkha), dotted with a few sparse areas of vegetation, sits between the dunes. Beyond the salt-flat more wind-rippled dunes, dotted with sparse points of vegetation, run along the horizon.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Batin [Al Baţīn]
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 1-5, 1948

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