View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party in camp in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground a hooded peregrine falcon perches on a carved wooden wakir (block) next to a large pile of blankets and saddlery gear lying in the sand. On the right a saluki hunting dog rests close by in the sand. In the near distance a man adjusts the saddlery on his camel. Behind him a vast flat plain dotted with scattered clumps of vegetation runs into the far distance, where a ridge of low dunes borders the flat along the horizon. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.
Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.