Awe-Inspiring Desert Pictures Depicting the True Side of Life

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These desert pictures will make you rethink the life around you. I had never looked around my house, my neighborhood or my city and thought what an amazing experience it is to live in a city. Now I do think that way. That’s because I have seen these desert pictures.

If we ever want to imagine a life absolutely opposite to the life we lead, we must think of the life in the desert. In those places, the time stands still and we can go a thousand years back just by visiting these places.

In the desert, scorpions are more common than cats, the closest source of water is usually at 10 Kms’ distance and the biggest luxury imaginable is having a rest in the shade of a tree.

Desert Pictures: Life Beyond the Cities

We may feel that these people don’t have anything…  but actually they do. They have the one thing we don’t, time!

Time has given them wisdom, time has given them a completely different perspective of life. They understand the truly important things in life, if you wanna know what I mean by truly important, check out the movie The Gods Must be Crazy, South Africa’s biggest hit ever. It’s a story of a man from Kalahari Desert. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time. In this movie, the differences of desert life and metro life are depicted in a hilarious comedy. I highly recommend this movie, especially to everyone with interest in anthropology, sociology and psychology.

Okay, now let’s see some desert photography.

Desert Dreams

These sand dunes are the only thing desert people see. Til the edge of the world, all they can see are these dunes.

Desert pictures with sand dunes

Ship of the Desert

Camel is the prime conveyance of the desert, that’s why it is called the ship of the desert.

Camels in the desert

Desert Life

A desert starts, and so does a whole other world.

Desert photos where a desert is starting

Desert Dweller

This man is wearing the traditional attire of Thar desert, which is situated in India and Pakistan.

Desert people

Desert Walk

The desert dwellers’ main business is farming. Yes, even in those conditions, they take on farming. Life finds a way.

Gazelle crossing a desert

Desert Storm

This is a rare, very very rare view you are seeing in this picture. A thunderstorm in the desert.

Storm in the desert

Desert Travel

The desert dwellers have to travel long distances on foot or on their camels (if they are rich) in pursuit of a livelihood.

Camels traveling in desert

In the Desert

They take a rest in the twilight hours. That’s because only this time offers them a stable temperature. Nights are cold in the desert and days are… roasting hot.

Desert pictures of people of the desert

Desert Storm

This is a the real desert storm. Imagine what it must be like getting stuck in this. And imagine the commitment level of the photographer who took this photo.

Real desert storm

Sunset Desert Storm

A boy looks… ahead.

A boy looks on in the desert. This is desert photography at its best.

Desert Mullein

The great basin desert in Nevada offers completely different views from the Sahara.

Nevada desert

Desert Life

Once again, life finds a way.

Desert pictures of hope

Desert Power

A road splits a desert into two.

Road going through a desert

The Living Desert

This is another absolutely rare photo. A desert in the clouds.

Pictures of desert in the clouds

Valley of Life

And let’s end our post with one of the most majestic desert pictures out there.

That’s all I had for today. Tell me, has this post changed the way you see life around you?

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Comments
  1. antonisartheart March 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    wow! these are some amazing photos!
    If you do any photography on trees, pls consider my work on eucaluptus trees! Hi from Athens Greece

  2. sunjaya March 16, 2011 at 1:27 am

    wow … great photo, nature is a creation of god man can only enjoy it so take care not to damage

  3. Sandy Kennedy March 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Breathtaking, an insight into another world.

  4. Tayyab March 21, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I just got a message Ali, the creator of this post. He is traveling to distant places now days and can’t attend internet but he wanted me to thank all guys for your kind comments.

  5. Frederic March 21, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I don’t understand with the photo of Desert Life by Andrew Styan, I don’t know about the desert surface, is it going upward like a canyon? Or is it just a camera trick? Well, that makes the photo so amazing.

  6. Tayyab March 21, 2011 at 2:14 am

    @antonisartheart

    I’ve noted down your request and the next time our writers will be making a photographic collection about trees, we’ll remember you.

    @sunjaya

    That is one of the most commendable comments I see here, hopefully we all will follow the message in it.

  7. Clay March 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    The Desert Storm photo really shows the power of mother nature in dessert. I like the lightning and the color of the sky. looks so strong and powerful.

  8. rolah zakaria November 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

    So amazing! All photos gives me new experience. Desert Dweller by Mitchell Kanashkevich make me feels like I’m sitting under the big tree there! Thank you so much!

    1. Tayyab November 18, 2011 at 3:10 am

      Thank you for the comment Rolah Zakaria

      And you are absolutely right, there are things which only open skies and loneliness can tell us, the things can’t be learnt in the cities.

  9. chickenlittle September 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the photo of the lightening is NOT striking in
    the Desert. It is striking in the mountains beyond the desert.

    1. Tayyub September 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      -_-
      Well, that hill is also in the Nevada desert so it still counts 😉

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