Saturday, December 20, 2008

Siwa Oasis Part 4

It was difficult capturing the scope of the desert, so I tried to choose pictures that did that somewhat, like this next one with the other jeep about to plunge down a massive sand dune. Inside that jeep were a bunch of Korean tourists. We know this because they said "Annyong" to our tour guide! True story.

 


 
Here is a fossilized fish. Weird to think that this all used to be underwater.

 


 


 


 
Ahmed, our driver

 
Finally, we headed over to one of the highest dunes to have tea and watch the sunset.

 
Racing down the dune



 
The two tour guides silhouetted against the setting sun

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4 comments:

Evan Welo said...

Wow... absolutely amazing photos, Jeff. It looks like you are having a great time :)

p.s. I loved the "anyong" side note. I hope that was an arrested development reference!

Eda said...

i like the blur on that one picture, the desert, part of it is blurred and the rest not.. sweeeet

Kool Mo-C said...

Yo, nice fossilized fish. But are you sure it was under water, and not just under a Long John Silvers?

Jeff said...

@Huevan - thanks buddy, I am, and yes of COURSE it was an Arrested Development reference. COME ON!

@Eda - total chance, i think it was because I snapped it out of the window of the moving jeep. We'll have to wait to get those sweet $2000 f1.8 telephoto zooms to do the really cool DOF stuff

@Kool Mo-C - the Siwa Oasis appears to have survived the scourge of fast food joints, so im going to go out on a limb and say no, it wasn't under a Long John Silvers