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Arid Collection

Discover the beauty of arid landscapes, where nature's resilience shines through

Background imageArid Collection: Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) in sand dunes, Namibia

Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) in sand dunes, Namibia. Finalist in the Mammals Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards (WPOY) Competition 2015

Background imageArid Collection: Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia

Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia
Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Background imageArid Collection: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank patrolling outside Basra, Iraq

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank patrolling outside Basra, Iraq
Soldiers of 1 A Squadron, Queens Royal Lancers (QRL) patrolling outside Basra, Iraq onboard a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank during Operation Telic 4

Background imageArid Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageArid Collection: Earth from space, satellite image

Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earths surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right

Background imageArid Collection: Sturt desert pea. Arid flower. South Australia

Sturt desert pea. Arid flower. South Australia
Sturt desert pea. Arid flower growing in the arid conditions of the Flinders Ranges

Background imageArid Collection: Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory

Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Background imageArid Collection: Windmill and Sunset, William Creek, Oodnadatta Track, Outback, South Australia, Australia

Windmill and Sunset, William Creek, Oodnadatta Track, Outback, South Australia, Australia

Background imageArid Collection: Sunrise at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta Park, Australia

Sunrise at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta Park, Australia
Sunrise at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Background imageArid Collection: Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O odham Indian Reservation, Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono O odham Indian Reservation, Tucson, Arizona

Background imageArid Collection: The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, North west Africa - two camels stride across the sand, accompanied by their Bedouin owner. Date: circa 1915

Background imageArid Collection: Oranjestad, Aruba. Aerial view of Oranjestad marina, waterfront, boats, Marketplace

Oranjestad, Aruba. Aerial view of Oranjestad marina, waterfront, boats, Marketplace, and hills

Background imageArid Collection: Lava steam vent glowing at night in the Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava steam vent glowing at night in the Halemaumau Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii USA

Background imageArid Collection: Huge Boojum Tree (Cirio) (Fouquieria columnaris) near Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California Norte

Huge Boojum Tree (Cirio) (Fouquieria columnaris) near Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja California Norte, Mexico, North America

Background imageArid Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image
Australia. Satellite image of the Earth, set against a background of stars, centred on the island continent of Australia. North is at top. Clouds (white) are seen in the atmosphere

Background imageArid Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image. North is at top. Australia is the worlds smallest continent. It is located in the southern hemisphere, southeast of Asia

Background imageArid Collection: Saudi Arabian desert

Saudi Arabian desert. Combined infrared and visible satellite image of the Jabal Tuwayq ridge (down centre) in the rocky desert region of Najd in central Saudi Arabia. North is at top

Background imageArid Collection: Mexican Hat Rock, near Mexican Hat, Utah, United States of America, North America

Mexican Hat Rock, near Mexican Hat, Utah, United States of America, North America

Background imageArid Collection: Colorado River meanders through the Grand Canyon below Toroweap Overlook

Colorado River meanders through the Grand Canyon below Toroweap Overlook

Background imageArid Collection: Israel, Massada. RUins of Massada

Israel, Massada. RUins of Massada

Background imageArid Collection: Martian landscape

Martian landscape, artwork. Mars is a rocky desert world with no surface water. The red colour of the rocks is due to a high content of iron oxides

Background imageArid Collection: Mars

Mars, computer artwork. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, and it is a rocky desert world. It orbits the Sun in around 689 days at an average distance of around 227 million kilometres

Background imageArid Collection: Namaqua chameleon catching prey

Namaqua chameleon catching prey
Namaqua chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) catching prey with its unfurled tongue. This tongue extends out extremely rapidly in just a few fractions of a second

Background imageArid Collection: Camels in the Sahara Desert, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Camels in the Sahara Desert, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria, North Africa, Africa

Background imageArid Collection: NA, USA, Arizona, Sedona. Red Rock county

NA, USA, Arizona, Sedona. Red Rock county

Background imageArid Collection: Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan at sunset, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Guadalupe Peak and El Capitan at sunset, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, United States of America, North America

Background imageArid Collection: Courthouse Towers and Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America

Courthouse Towers and Park Avenue, Arches National Park, Utah, United States of America, North America

Background imageArid Collection: NA, USA, Arizona, Saguaro National Monument, Landscape

NA, USA, Arizona, Saguaro National Monument, Landscape

Background imageArid Collection: The sandstone spire of Castleton Tower dominates the Castle Valley, near the Colorado River

The sandstone spire of Castleton Tower dominates the Castle Valley, near the Colorado River and Moab, Utah, United States of America, North America

Background imageArid Collection: DELETE DUPLICATE - RF - Wild buckskin Mustang stallion walking towards waterhole

DELETE DUPLICATE - RF - Wild buckskin Mustang stallion walking towards waterhole on dusty dry summer day, Sand Wash Basin, Colorado, USA. August

Background imageArid Collection: Red Sturts Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) flower

Red Sturts Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) flower
Brilliant red and black Sturts Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) growing wild in the arid northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The colours of the blue sky and orange desert sand are visible behind

Background imageArid Collection: Spain, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Volcanic landscape and Corralejo

Spain, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Volcanic landscape and Corralejo

Background imageArid Collection: The Mess House showing the fortifications (b / w photo)

The Mess House showing the fortifications (b / w photo)
NAM310712 The Mess House showing the fortifications (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: in the foreground rows of embrasures can be seen)

Background imageArid Collection: Bridge of Boats over the Gumti River, near the Chattar Manzil

Bridge of Boats over the Gumti River, near the Chattar Manzil
NAM310708 Bridge of Boats over the Gumti River, near the Chattar Manzil and Fusseed Bakah or Old Palace (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum

Background imageArid Collection: Eublepharis macularius, Leopard Gecko climbing rock, rear view

Eublepharis macularius, Leopard Gecko climbing rock, rear view

Background imageArid Collection: Corn, beans and squash grown the native American way

Corn, beans and squash grown the native American way
Native American three-sisters method of growing corn, beans, and squash, New Mexico. Photograph

Background imageArid Collection: The Yellowstone River and canyon from Grandview Point, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

The Yellowstone River and canyon from Grandview Point, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Background imageArid Collection: Moon light over Sedona, Arizona

Moon light over Sedona, Arizona
During a near fullmoon, the landscape of Sedona Arizona glows under the stars of night. A long exposure created the ethereal mood, a view which cant be seen with the naked eye

Background imageArid Collection: A jeep on a long sandy road in southern Namibia leaves a trail of dust, Namibia, Africa

A jeep on a long sandy road in southern Namibia leaves a trail of dust, Namibia, Africa

Background imageArid Collection: Curdimurka Railway Siding (Old Ghan Railway), Oodnadatta Track, Outback, South Australia

Curdimurka Railway Siding (Old Ghan Railway), Oodnadatta Track, Outback, South Australia, Australia

Background imageArid Collection: Richat Structure, satellite image

Richat Structure, satellite image. North is at top. Desert sands are pale yellow/white (top left and lower right), while less sandy, rocky areas are green, and volcanic rocks are blue

Background imageArid Collection: USA, Arizona, Tucson

USA, Arizona, Tucson: Mission San Xavier del Bac Mission with Cactus

Background imageArid Collection: ZEBRA - in drought landscape

ZEBRA - in drought landscape
CRH-756-Rf-m ZEBRA - in drought landscape Chris Harvey Please note that prints are personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageArid Collection: Dromedary CAMELS - mating

Dromedary CAMELS - mating
AGR-711 Dromedary CAMELS - mating Morocco, Africa Alan Greensmith Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageArid Collection: Seven Sisters, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Seven Sisters, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageArid Collection: The mushroom rock formations, Ennedi Plateau, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ennedi region

The mushroom rock formations, Ennedi Plateau, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ennedi region, Chad, Africa

Background imageArid Collection: Dead Tree In Desert Monument Valley, United States Of America

Dead Tree In Desert Monument Valley, United States Of America

Background imageArid Collection: Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) train crossing Merzouga dunes, Tafilalt, Sahara

Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) train crossing Merzouga dunes, Tafilalt, Sahara, Morocco, March 2007




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Discover the beauty of arid landscapes, where nature's resilience shines through. As the sun sets over Uluru in Australia, its fiery glow paints the vast desert with hues of gold and crimson. In Namibia, sand dunes stretch endlessly as a graceful Gemsbok traverses this harsh terrain, adapting effortlessly to survive. Amidst the aridity of Iraq's Basra, a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank patrols diligently, symbolizing strength amidst adversity. Meanwhile, a Buffalo soldier finds solace in his canteen as he quenches his thirst under an unforgiving sun. From space, Earth appears like a fragile oasis amidst the void - an intricate balance between life and desolation. The Sturt desert pea blooms vibrantly in South Australia's arid lands; its scarlet petals defiantly contrasting against the barren backdrop. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reveals another breathtaking sunset at Ayers Rock – a sacred site that stands tall despite being surrounded by aridity. In Oranjestad, Aruba aerial view captures marinas bustling with boats and vibrant marketplaces thriving against all odds. Mission San Xavier del Bac stands proudly on Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in Tucson - an architectural marvel rising from Arizona's dry landscape. At dawn, Uluru awakens once more to witness a mesmerizing sunrise that bathes Ayers Rock in gentle warmth. In Utah's Mexican Hat region lies Mexican Hat Rock – nature’s whimsical creation sculpted by time itself. Lastly but not least is the Sahara Desert - an epitome of aridity stretching across continents with its endless expanse of golden sands. These glimpses into arid environments remind us that even within seemingly inhospitable conditions lie moments of awe-inspiring beauty and unwavering resilience.