A Surreal view of the Falaj at the entrance to Wadi Tanuf.
These are from another visit I made to Wadi Tanuf – this time looking for the tombs which are probably associated with the rock art I posted a couple of weeks ago.
If I get my time lines right – they are probably Hafit/Umm An-Nar: 3000 – 2000 BC.
Pool reflections – Wadi Tanuf.
Trees grow well in Tanuf wadi; there is some surface water throughout the year & occasionally very deep pools can form, not to mention the dirt road being washed away.
P.S as of a couple of days ago, I could not get anywhere near this area because the track has been totally flooded – so my return for more rock art will have to wait 😦
Nikon D200: AF Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED.
Dirt track into Wadi Tanuf.
Nikon D800: Nikkor 85mm f1.8 AF D. (The original version with an aperture ring !)
Newly discovered rock art in Wadi Tanuf.
The above image gives some idea of the erosion these images suffer – this has lost a large portion of the rock due to weather damage over many hundreds of years.
The images below have been colour shifted so that the subject is more defined. The first two from a rock about a third of the way in and the last three near where the wadi branches in two directions.
Several other rock faces have images but they were very faint and will need technical image manipulation.
The above triangular clothed Anthromorph is almost a mirror image of one found on a rock in a wadi near Nakhal, about 50km away as the crow flies: I wonder if it was made by the same person?
A Tanuf visit – looking for the location of newly reported Rock Art find.
This is from the entrance: taken just after sunrise (a very early start for me from Muscat) lots of coffee 🙂