Wahiba – Surface Surveys



Wahiba Sands, Oman

The Wahiba Sands, located in Oman and named for the Bani Wahiba tribe, span 7,765 square miles. Formed by monsoons and trade winds, the desert is now inhabited by Bedouin communities whose traditional nomadic lifestyle is fading due to modernization.

The sands remain one of the unique, increasingly scarce, silent places where mobile phones don’t work, and where there is little evidence of human activity.

Wahiba is one of six individual studies in a series of protected desert physiographies, each embodying the planet’s natural, essential expression.

The survey is comprised of 15 photographs – 56in W X 100in H – captured with medium format Leica camera equipment.