Kingdom Of Sand: Photographer Captures Apocalyptic Aerial Photos Of Sand-Covered Roads In The United Arab Emirates

One rarely gets the opportunity to witness a battle of nature with people, but the United Arab Emirates is just one place where you can glimpse this phenomenon. Surreal and apocalyptic aerial photographs made by Australian photographer Irenaeus Herok show how the desert slowly but inevitably can “swallow up” highways and settlements in the Emirates. Continue reading »

“Live The Martian Experience”: Get A Taste Of Life On Mars At The Sun City Camp

In the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert, stands the incredible Sun City Camp offering serenity and spiritual soothing experience of living in the desert and enjoying the simple Bedouin life of the valley with its unmatched authentic charm and beauty. Such an experience is featured through variety of high standard services, amenities, and accommodation options to choose from alongside a wide range of relaxing and adventurous recreational activities. The camp is located in Wadi Rum about 60 km from Aqaba city and 313 km from Amman. Upon arriving, guests will be welcomed with fresh juice and scented refreshing face towels that will initiate the amazing journey in the desert. Continue reading »

Fascinating Pictures Of Atacama Desert In Chile

The Brazilian studio Conci unveiled on Behance a series of unique photographs of the Atacama desert in Chile. Pink sky, desert expanses, black sand, each shot gives us almost the impression of being on another planet. Most of the photos were taken in the Luna Valley and at the Licancabur Volcano. Bluffing. Continue reading »

The Desert House: A Landmark Of American Organic Architecture By Kendrick Bangs Kellogg


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Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree. Continue reading »

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

Incredible photos capture freak snowfall in the Sahara Desert, believed to be first time it has fallen on the unforgiving red dunes in almost 40 years. The largest hot desert on the planet, spanning 3,600,000 sq. mi. and many North Africa countries, is not the first place many would associate with a snow during the festive period, with the rare occurrence leaving the man who captured the event stunned. Continue reading »

Marathon Runner Adopts Stray Dog Who Set Pace For Him In The Gobi Desert

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She is so tiny that her head didn’t even reach his knee – but the stray dog still kept the pace for Dion Leonard in the desert heat. The ultramarathoner came to rely on the little dog as he ran through the Gobi in China in the last section of the 155-mile Gobi Desert March race. She appeared out of nowhere, miles from any village, and ran just in front of him – helping him to second place. Continue reading »

The Surreal Desert Landscapes Of The United States Of America

The barren landscapes of the south-western US provided inspiration for photographer David Clapp. He visited Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona as part of his project on other-worldy locations, with surreal results.

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A yucca plant at moonrise in the sand of White Sand National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. (Photo by David Clapp/Barcroft Images) Continue reading »

Abandoned Hotels In The Egyptian Desert May As Well Be On Another Planet

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The word ruins ordinarily conveys a connotation of scarcely delineated brick walls and rubble dating back hundreds if not thousands of years, but the work of German artists Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche serves as a powerful reminder that unfortunate events, especially economic ones, can easily create ruins of much more recent vintage almost anywhere. Continue reading »

Where The Ghosts Walk: Photographer Captures Abandoned Town In The Desert Of Namibia

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These sand-swept images show the ghostly remains of what was once a mineral-rich mining community. In its heyday, the town of Kolmanskop, Namibia (previously), was home to about 700 families. Now all that remains are empty homes filled with sand, while cast-off items such as bathtubs are scattered about the surrounding area. Over time, the sand of the stunning dunes that encircle the town of Kolmanskop has been blown towards the abandoned residences, coating everything from streets to the interiors of houses and workshops. Here: Kolmankop, an abandoned mining town in Namibia. Continue reading »

The Dubai Miracle Garden That Was Essentially Built On A Desert

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The Dubai Miracle Garden is unique in that it was essentially built on a desert. Head landscaper Akar says that the grounds are a great example of how it is possible to “green the desert” by reusing waste water. Continue reading »

Arizona Desert “Boneyard” – World’s Largest Storage Site for Old Military Planes

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The sun sets over C-130 cargo planes at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The 309th is the United States Air Force’s aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility and provides long and short-term aircraft storage, parts reclamation and disposal. (Photo by Matt York/AP Photo)
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Abandoned Stars Wars Decoration Sets In The Desert

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New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino has taken a series of eerie and beautiful photos that capture scenes of abandoned Hollywood film sets. Martino spent over a year traveling throughout the desert towns of Morocco and Tunisia hunting down the old Star Wars sets, exploring these massive structures that stand almost like ancient ruins. “No More Stars” showcases the backdrop of Luke Skywalker’s home on the fictional desert planet Tatooine. Photos by Rä di Martino. Continue reading »

Disco Inferno: South Africa’s AfrikaBurn Desert Festival

AfrikaBurn brings the spirit of California’s famous Burning Man to Tankwa Karoo national park in South Africa – complete with crazy outfits, surreal art installations and all-night parties. Photos by Jonx Pillmer. Continue reading »

Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage in Nevada Desert

The 25th Burning Man Festival came to an end Monday. Nearly 50,000 people gathered in Nevada’s Black Rock, where they lived, partied and celebrated “community, artwork, absurdity, decommodification and revelry” for a week.

The theme for this year’s Burning Man was “Rites of Passage.” The event which used to be free now cost $360, with tickets going for as high as $1000 on Stub Hub.

A group of women pose at Burning Man in 1999. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »