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The Thar Desert (Hindi: थार मरुधर) , also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. With an area of more than 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq. mi.), it is the world's 9th largest subtropical desert. It lies mostly in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and extends into the southern portion of Haryana and Punjab states and into northern Gujarat state. In Pakistan, the desert covers eastern Sindh province and the southeastern portion of Pakistan's Punjab province. The Cholistan Desert adjoins the Thar desert spreading into Pakistani Punjab province.

I nearly missed taking this photo as I had slightly tight agenda and was planing to go to Kashmir as well. However weather forecast was not good and the constant political instability made me change my plans and stay bit longer in Rajastan - which is not a bad solution. I therefore had more time to go for sunset to Thar desert to capture one of these iconic shots. Capturing this however was not as easy as I hoped for as the amount of people, camels, sellers etc was huge (and it is nearly end of the season!!) I managed however to capture man and a camel against the sun as I was hoping for.

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens’s focal length: 70.00 - 200.00 mm; Focal length: 127.00 mm; Aperture: 8.0, Exposure time: 1/400 s, ISO: 250

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