The desert represents more than 90% of the Libyan territories and is an important Libyan resource with many tourist attraction landmarks. This includes historic arts, agricultural, urban constructions and habitations in oases and desert lakes. Such a diversity in desert tourist phenomena in Libya gives several opportunities to perform entertainment, cultural and scientific activities to satisfy the desire of the adventurer tourist and the amateur sportsman tourist through the desert paths. Moreover, the natural beauty distinguishing the Libyan desert and its calm, isolation and simplicity of life present unlimited photographic opportunities.
The desert areas are characterized with a moderate climate, warm during winter and spring seasons. The area has a large diversity of landscapes resulting from the multiplicity of relief aspects. Sand dunes, lakes, oasis and many rock formations add on to the spleandour of this region.
The oases are considered in general among the most important desert tourist landmarks distinguished with their natural beauty. The oases are surrounded with sand dunes, and sometimes with lakes, which make all thereof distinct tourist attractive landscapes. This is in addition to the richness of such oases of their cultural heritage and old cities having distinct style, as the oases are the permanent green areas in the desert.The most important oasis in the area is Ghadames oasis, Ghat oasis, Wadi Elhayat oases, Wadi Eshati oases, Jufra oases and Kufra oasis.
The sand dunes enable the tourists to perform fun activities, such as walking and skiing on sands, use of sailing trolleys, or healing of hot sand baths. The most important sand dunes areas in south Libya are Adhan Ubari, Adhan Merzuq, and the dunes near Ghadames oasis.
Gaber Aoun, Mendra and Om-Elmaa lakes are located within the eleven lakes in Ramlat Ezzellaf and are considered the most famous desert lakes attracting tourists and visitors. Bezima lake surrounded with Ramlat Rabiyan, located near Elkufra oasis, is considered to have important tourist potentialities.
The desert mountains and hills in south Libya add other aesthetic aspects to the desert beauty. Among the most important and famous mountainous areas is Akakus mountains, located in the southwest part of the country, near the Algerian borders, extending north until Awinat area, and south until south Ghat, in parallel of Wadi Tenzruft. This area is characterized with the fascinating landscapes due to the natural caverns. It is distinguished also with its multi-colour rocks giving its very declined borders a fascinating beautiful view.
The black Harouj represents another phenomenon among those of the attractive nature, due the diversity of volcanic rocks and zigzag of its relief forming the vastest area covered with quiet volcanos in Africa. The black Harouj is located in the middle of Libya, and it may be acceded through several areas, from Zella oasis in the north, and from Elfekha oasis in the west and Temessa in the southwest. It seems that the Harouj was a graze of wild and domestic animals which were living near the lakes and water creeks in the epochs before history, where sites of drawings engraved in the rocks of animals like lion, elephant and giraffe, and the existence of many sites for sharp stone tools industry referred to the recent and old stone age, at Wadi Eljadari and Wadi Eshadida, north of the Harouj, in north of the Seven Kour exactly.
As to volcano of Waw Enamous, the writers and specialists in writing about the tourism describe it and its lakes as the best landscapes in the world. Waw Enamous is located in an isolated area south of the Harouj Elaswed (black), about 100km, in the middle of Tebesti Sarir (bed) surface. The volcano of Waw Enamous is surrounded by about 10 beautiful lakes, some thereof have fresh water sources surrounded with palm trees, tall bamboo canes, and tamarisk trees. Some of those lakes have red colour due to the growth of a big number of crustaceans. In such a unique environmental system, immigrating birds, some foxes, wolves, reptiles further to big numbers of mosquitos and insects are living there.
Besides these desert mountainous highs there are other mountainous areas such as eastern Awinat mountains, near the Egyptian borders, which attract the visitors desiring to watch free hawk and fascinating mountainous views, in addition to Emsak Staft and Emsak Mellit mountainous areas, and Suda mountain area and other less important highs.
Among the other desert attracting aspects are the lands of the Sarir and Hamadat (macadam hills), where the most important thereof is Sarir Tebesti, Hamada Hamra and Hamada Tenghret. The rocky formations, effected by the air erosion factors, such as multi-forms macadam, are considered among the unique phenomena covering the Hamadat and Sarir.
Moreover, the Libyan desert areas contains plant and animal life. The desert plant cover is featured in general with diversity, despite the lack of density. It is represented in tamarisk, acacia and mimosa trees, further to huge numbers of rare medical herbs. As to the wild life, it contains types of animals, such gazelles and waddans, in addition to types of birds and insects
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Shoot_Score (650) 2007-02-16 13:31
Amazing colours ; the beautiful blue in the sky, and the red sand... I like the swirls of the clouds that appear to be repeated in the sand below. Grand Vista!
Ertan (2988) 2007-02-16 13:34
Merhaba Cüneyt Abi.
Libyada çöl ortamında seyretmeye doyamadığım manzaralardan biri.Ve sen bunu çok iyi çekimle yakalamışssın.Muhteşem!!!.
Not: İstanbulda olmak ne güzel ve senin yerine rakı içmek daha güzel:)))
scientific (403) 2007-02-16 13:42
Merhaba Cüneyt Bey,
Gökyüzü ve çöl rengi nefis görünüyor. Kompozisyon güzel. Çok hoş bir fotoğraf. Notunuz bilgilendirici. Elinize sağlık. Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler..
veve (4187) 2007-02-16 14:24
Excellent picture!The contrast between the red sand and the blue sky is wonderful!
scalerman (26884) 2007-02-16 14:43
Cunyet: striking desert landscape. Details are spot and colors are super-saturated. best, c
sevman13 (553) 2007-02-16 14:45
özellikle bulutların verdiği derinliğe ve mavi-sarının kontrastına bayıldım
tavara (0) 2007-02-16 14:50
çöl o kadar güzel görünüyor ki nerdeyse çölün çok iyi bir şey olduğunu düşüneceğim.
stego (22556) 2007-02-16 14:56
Wonderful! So imposing, but at the same time so peaceful. You captured very well the atmosphere and beauty of the Sahara sands.
Great note also!
hay_kes (30410) 2007-02-16 15:24
Merhaba Cüneyt Bey,
Bulunduğunuz coğrafyaya ait çok mükemmel manzaraları objektifinizden izleme gerçekten zevk.İlk bakışta Mars gezegenini hatırlattı bu çalışma.Muhteşem bir atmosfer.Eline sağlık.
agbonavita (0) 2007-02-16 15:24
cuneyt, it seems a very hot place this desert. the warm colors you got pass to me this sensation. The contrast between sand and sky is terrific!
I think you could crop a little the sand area, to call more atention to the dunes in the backgorund.
Good sharp and colors.
gilou530 (34) 2007-02-16 16:57
un paysage que j'ai eu la chance de voir l'année derniere dans un trek, et c'était grandiose comme ta photo ou les couleurs sont superbes avec une grosse PDC, bravo
adores (28236) 2007-02-16 20:21
Great shot of the desert once more.The colours are really fantastic! Very well done!
jmcl (14535) 2007-02-17 0:18
The light and tones, and textures are wondrous .. I love how it is proportioned to the beautiful blue sky ..
bakes888 (18499) 2007-02-17 1:42
Hi Cuneyt. Wow great photo. You certainly have some intense colours in this image. Great sky also. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
elifpetan (1204) 2007-02-17 2:34
Yine harikalar yaratmışsınız Komşu.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-02-17 4:12
Çöl ortasındaki bu atmosfer,gökyüzünün rengi hepsi çok güzel birde aradan develer geliyor olsaydı seyrine doyum olmazdı :)))Eline sağlık
Sevgi ve Selamlar.
Gerrit (43743) 2007-02-17 5:14
splendid two coloured picture with great contrast and saturation.
Excellent sky and composition.
cimcim (3712) 2007-02-17 5:23
Merhaba Cüneyt Bey,
Renklerdeki doygunluk harika, kontrast etkileyici. Bulutların hareketi muazzam...
Elinize sağlık, bir çöl anca bu kadar güzel çekilebilir :)
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-17 11:36
wonderful note, very good combination to the capture. I like the landscape you present us in its depth and sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Benedict (7064) 2007-02-17 13:01
everything is perfect here, lights, textrure, tones, clarity etc... so very well seen...and the notes are informative. good work, cuneyt!
jaywalker (16061) 2007-02-17 13:01
Hi Cuneyt, The colours are amazing & the contrast stunning, a beautiful landscape very well photographed, kind regards Wilson, PS another very good note.
gunbud (34052) 2007-02-17 13:26
Brillant browns and blues broken up with white clouds. Dramatic details to the sand bluffs. Very informative note of the diversity of desert landscapes.
Nilay (1323) 2007-02-17 15:14
yine cok güzel renkler ve perpektif,
elinize sağlık cok basarılı,
bostankorkulugu (40790) 2007-02-17 19:07
cüneytten bir çöl klasiği daha... bence dönünce özleyeceksin...
suhan (3552) 2007-02-18 2:45
isabela_sor (47265) 2007-02-18 3:32
Amazing contrast between earth and sky!!!Strong colors and excellent quality.
A nice Sunday
ChrisJ (86902) 2007-02-18 4:23
A fantastic warm vs cold color opposition, between the red sands & blue sky. Good sharpness, saturation & texture. Tfs!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-18 6:48
The photo is interesting with good contrasts and proportions, but to speak frankly your note highly bothers me, while I like to read notes and learn about the world here, just a copy/paste from http://www.chooselibya.com/en/about-libya/sahara-desert.php without even mentioning your source is absolutely inappropriate, we don't like when other people use our photos without authorization, I'm sure the people who wrote this text at chooselybia.com would not like at all to find their text copied here.
Nothing personal, just a honest opinion,
rigoletto (30490) 2007-02-18 7:09
Bu fotoğrafı NASA görürse, Mars'ta su bulmaya sizi yollarlar haberiniz olsun.
mserter (410) 2007-02-18 9:45
Libya fotograflarınız inanılmaz. Tebrikler. Elinize sağlık.
ALIRIZA (16419) 2007-02-18 10:51
Merhaba Cüneyt Abi,
Harika renkler, mavi ve kahveyle muhteşem bir manzara. Ellerine sağlık. E-posta...
sam224 (6215) 2007-02-18 13:31
The contrast is the main attraction of this picture: the red/orange of the ground contrasts so well with the clear blue sky where a couple of thin clouds add a special touch to the composition. Great note.
Well done. Thanks for sharing
flory (4848) 2007-02-18 14:19
lovely here the contrast created by the blue of sky and that red of the sand..you give us a really image about the desert and informative note about Libya...
salvator (19102) 2007-02-18 14:38
Nefis bulutlarla bezenmis masmavi gokyuzu ve harika kumlar. Eline saglik. Selamlar. Salvator.
HaBeMa (1326) 2007-02-18 15:55
Selam Cuneyt;bir fotoda netlik ancak bu kadar olur,super keskin hatlar,renkler yirtici,manzara muazzam,ellerine saglik....
Cricri (86501) 2007-02-19 5:10
Bon POV sur ce grand espace du désert, joli contraste des couleurs, trés beau ciel, compliment
gertan (1525) 2007-02-19 6:39
Cuneyt bey, gercekten bulundugunuz bolgenin renklerini son deree guzel kullaniyorsunuz. Renk gecislerindeki yumusaklik ve kontrastlar son derece hos. Bunu tum resimlerinizde basari ile yansitmissiniz. Paylasim icin tesekkurler.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-02-19 13:51
Hi Cuneyt, A stunning landscape. I have no criticisms, just full of admiration for a superb work. Greetings! Danilo
KemaLMerT (12012) 2007-02-20 19:22
Fotoğraf çok güzellll,
amaryllis (30149) 2007-02-21 10:23
magnifique réalisation de ce désert avec cette couleur rouille et le contraste du ciel bleu, et merci pour ta note très complète
izler (8) 2007-02-21 16:45
sicak renkleriyle bu col butun cekiciligini gosteriyor. kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, derinlik hissi, netligi ve detaylari basarili bir calisma
lesfilous (365) 2007-02-21 18:30
What a beautiful contrast !
Almost polarized... good work.
atilgone (0) 2007-02-22 4:29
Merhaba Cüneyt Abi,
Renkler harika. Çölle gökyüzü arasındaki kontrasta bayıldım. Eline sağlık.
sufi (9584) 2007-02-22 23:22
Harika bir bakis acisi ve derinlik olmus... Sari ve mavinin karsitligi, dogal IsIk ve netlik harika...
pablominto (53744) 2007-02-27 12:52
Very attractive textures are captured in the sand!
The desert colours are as always amazing, with the deep almost golden brown...
Classical composition with emphasis to the blue sky, good details all over!
fserajian (2293) 2007-03-03 14:02
Nice shot, a bit oversaturated and over sharpenned. But a nice composition. TFS
norenastramus06 (1226) 2007-03-23 16:43
açı ve renkler harika.kontrast süper.
tebrikler çok güzel bir komposizyon.
irimi (890) 2007-04-09 4:10
Çöl beni hep cezbetmiştir ama hiç nasip olamadı. Bu fotoğrafları görünce daha da çok gitmek istiyorum. Ne kadar güzel renkler. Sıcak kum rengi ile gökyüzünün soğuk derin mavisi çok güzel uymuş. Ellerinize sağlık.
utkue (3420) 2007-05-13 14:40
Libya'daki zamanların boş geçmemiş anlaşılan. Bence mükemmel işler çıkarmışsın, bu fotograf gibi, herşeyi mükemmel, tek tek saymayayım.
Tebrikler ve ellerine sağlık.
- Copyright: cuneyt basegmez (cuneyt-sb) (6559)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6, 2GB Toshiba F.Memory
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sahara @ Sahara, North Africa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-16 13:27