The Empty Quarter, Yemen 2008 - الربع الخالي

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e8286_jpg.jpg  The Empty Quarter - We arrived at the edge of the dunes. الربع الخالي - وصلنا إلى طرف الرملات. e8278_jpg.jpg  The Empty Quarter -Tourists, not terrorists.  سائحان وليسا إرهابين. e8331-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8342-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8363-empty-quater.jpg  A sand dune is a pile of sand formed by the Eolian (wind) process, and a barchan dune is an arc-shaped sand ridge that has a slipface (the concave downwind slope) at about 32 degrees, an upwind side at about 15 degrees, and sometimes two horns that extend downwind. Barchan dunes migrate downwind and join others to form bigger dunes called megabarchans. In this picture an army of barchan dunes move along the plain and will later form megabarchans when they reach uphill or collide with other dunes. e8366-empty-quater.jpg  A sand dune is a pile of sand formed by the Eolian (wind) process, and a barchan dune is an arc-shaped sand ridge that has a slipface (the concave downwind slope) at about 32 degrees, an upwind side at about 15 degrees, and sometimes two horns that extend downwind. Barchan dunes migrate downwind and join others to form bigger dunes called megabarchans. In this picture an army of barchan dunes move along the plain and will later form megabarchans when they reach uphill or collide with other dunes. e8417-empty-quater.jpg  With all that wind and sand, it is impossible to keep the camera equipment clean. e8459-empty-quater.jpg  Housing project built by the Yemeni government in its continuing effort to settle the nomads. e8467-empty-quater.jpg  The future school e8474-empty-quater.jpg  Trash from the builders ruined the landscape long before anyone moved into these houses. e8517-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8531-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8544-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8564-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter - wind ripples e8568-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter - wind ripples e8570-empty-quater.jpg  This is no Photoshop trick - the  ripples are really this red.  The powdery yellow sand that forms the bulk of the dunes is covered with a thin layer of coarse red sand which gives the surface such beautiful texture. e8583-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8588-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8623-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8661-empty-quater.jpg  The white figure is Drew jumping off a giant sand dune. e8682-empty-quater.jpg  Target practice in the desert. e8685-empty-quater.jpg  Target practice in the desert. e8687-empty-quater.jpg  Target practice in the desert. e8692-empty-quater.jpg  Join the Yemeni Army, and be all you can be. (Uniform not required) e8695-empty-quater.jpg  Meet the "elite" desert platoon e8744-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8793-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8839-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8840-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8882-empty-quater.jpg  Playing in a giant sandbox. e8910-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8914-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8917-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8939-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8946-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8963-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8982-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e8992-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e9022-empty-quater.jpg  The Empty Quarter e9030-empty-quater.jpg  Dumbbell.

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