A white desert flower in the Wadi Rum desert wilderness south of Amman, Jordan. The desert has been inhabited by many cultures, including the Nabateans who left paintings and writings on some of the rocks. Bedouins continue to live in the protected area.
Dead and dying kangaroos, goats and sheep stuck in drying mud in the drainage canal of lake Cawndilla, one of the four main areas of the Menindee Lakes.
Oum al-Maa Lake, Ubari Sand Sea. Photo credit: unknown The Ubari Sand Sea is a vast area of towering sand dunes in the Fezzan region of south-western Libya. But 200,000 years ago, this was a wet and fertile region with plenty of rainfall and flowing rivers. These rivers fed a vast lake, the size of […]
Frost-covered poplar trees in the Taklamakan desert
Wolfe Creek Crater is a well-preserved meteorite impact crater located in the flat plains of the northeastern edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, some 150 km south of the town of Halls Creek. The crater is considered the second largest in the world from which meteorite fragments have been collected, after the […]
From The Durango Herald: The second phase will produce the same amount of energy as the first – about 27 megawatts, or enough to power 18,000 homes. It’s expected to start operating next year. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is financing the $50 million project through loans. Tribal officials say they’ll sell the renewable energy […]
Shiprock, Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico Text & Photography By Paul Smithson Phillips. Shiprock is an isolated peak in the rugged Four Corners region of New Mexico. The stunning formation soars over 1,500 feet above the surrounding high-desert plain to a total elevation of 7,177 feet above sea level. It appears to have […]