View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking through Baynunah or Al Khatam sands during their return journey to Al Ain. In the foreground two clumps of qassis (sedge) grow on a sand dune rippled with small secondary dunes. In the distance beyond four of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions ride camels over the crest of a dune, into the far distance. A fifth man follows along behind the group on foot, while Warad, the party's saluki hunting dog, trots along beside one of the camels. In the distance large clusters of vegetation grow amongst rolling dunes, and low wispy clouds stretch across the sky. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.
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.