Full-length portrait of a tribesman of the Rashid Bedouin at Muhammad's encampment in the Ramlat ar Rabbad sands near Bir al Tawil. The man is standing on a sand dune, holding a rifle on his shoulder. In the background the dune sands are covered with footprints, and further back behind the man is a large leafless bush. Wilfred Thesiger and his men stayed with Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, and his extended family for a few days during their first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) in December 1946.
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.