Oman and Gulf, November 2005
Sunrise, near Habbab, Oman. I hadn't planned to do it, but the urge took me to try to find the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site deep in the desert between Muscat and Salalah. I had only the sketchiest information, but figured the drive would be an adventure. I drove late into the night, turning off the highway more or less where I thought the sanctuary might be, and then kept going as the road turned to gravel. I spent the night in the car and awoke to this beautiful sunrise, alone in the desert.