A few months ago, we heard about this new locale in Jeddah. Green Valley! A place teeming with water. Green grass. And life.
People rave about this place. Some say its a natural water body in the middle of the Arabian desert. Some say the water is processed waste water. The truth is, nobody knows. The latter theory is the most probable.
Anyway. There is water. Flowing water. Maybe a mile long. And there’s fish too. God knows where they came from! An entirely new ecosystem has sprung up. Probably wild dogs are on top of the food chain. And lots of birds. Pity I didn’t have my telephoto.
I did get some shots of the nearby vegetation.
And where there’s vegetation, there are critters!
And like in every ecosystem, new or old, life is always accompanied by death. And here’s something that reminds me of that!
It’s been a long dry spell. Had lost all hope of finding something to photograph.
I felt I should somehow photograph this darkness.
And what’s darker than Shadows ?
And from Shadow, I saw Light !!
Deserts may be huge wastelands to most of us living here.
But off roading is a popular leisure activity here.
I recently read somewhere that, over grazing, poaching and frequent off roading are some of the major reasons for loss of habitat for desert fauna.
I managed to snap a few images of some “off roading” and what i feel are human marks in the arid and gravelly deserts of Arabia….