The forces of sand – Deserts of the world


These innocuous fine particles called sand can wear away and erode anything that stands in its way when blown by the wind. Rocks become smooth, buildings get destroyed. See the deserts of the world where time seems to stand still and the phrase, sands of time, holds no meaning.

Sandstorm in a desert

The Namib Desert in Namibia

Namibian desert dunes
The Namib Desert at Sandwhich Harbour in Namibia

Sahara desert

Caravan of camels in the Sahara desert, Morocco
Map of the Sahara desert

Gobi desert, Mongolia

Gobi desert, Mongolia
Map of Gobi desert

Thar desert (Great Indian Desert)

Thar desert (Great Indian Desert)

Rub Al Khali desert, UAE

Rub al Khali Desert at the Empty Quarter, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rub Al Khali desert

Simpson desert, Australia

Simpson desert in Australia

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