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Purplish plant of Anabasis setifera suffering from extreme desert conditions on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, October 24, 2014
Back lit desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) with fruits in dew on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Brown colored desert lizard yellow-spotted agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus) in Mesainea Rawdat Jarrah, north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, December 4, 2015
Desert lizard Eastern sandfish (skink, Chalcides mitranus, Scincus mitranus) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Magenta tinged seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Desert fox in area of Nakhsh Mountain near Salwa Road in southern Qatar, May 8, 2015
Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015
Head of desert lizard yellow-spotted agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus) in Mesainea Rawdat Jarrah, north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, December 4, 2015
Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
Field of desert gourd (Citrullus colocynthis) near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
Caterpillar of striped hawkmoth Hyles livornica feeding on a thorny desert plant. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Camel crossing a road in desert south-west from Al Wakrah. Qatar, April 1, 2011
Desert lizard Arabian toad headed agama (Phrynocephalus arabicus) standing on extended legs on sand in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Domino beetle (Anthia duodecimguttata) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Blooming desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Striped Hawkmoth caterpillar (Hyles livornica) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Flower spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) popping from cyanobacterial crust of salt marsh. Southeast coastal area near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Desert grass Panicum turgidum Forssk. (local name Thummam). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Pyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Flowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Accumulation of drifting sand around bushy desert plants Cornulaca aucheri(?) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Camel on a road in desert south-west from Al Wakrah. Qatar, April 1, 2011
Captured Jewel (Buprestid) desert beetle. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name Hameira) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Discarded doll in desert near Trainah at sunrise. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Dry seed pods of Acacia ehrenbergiana carpeting desert near road to Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Small purplish plant of Anabasis setifera suffering under extreme desert conditions on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, December 13, 2014
View of desert from rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, January 31, 2015
Blooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Desert indianwheat (Plantago ovata) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
Flowers of desert thorn Lycium shawii near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Camel with entangled legs in area of dunes in desert south-west from Al Wakrah. Qatar, April 1, 2011
Desert truffles near Omani Market, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2012
Ladybug captured in a desert. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Field of desert watermellons Citrullus colocynthis (Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Large grain-like fruits of desert plantain Plantago amplexicaulis (local names rablat al mistah, lesan al hamal) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Close up of a flower of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Bush of a desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert truffles (faqah) at auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2013
Small yellow flowers of Aaronsohnia factorovskyi in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Orange-brown disks of fruiting bodies (apothecia) of crustose lichen Caloplaca aurantia a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Parasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Blooming bush of desert thorn Lycium shawii in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Yellow flower of a desert plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Pyramid spike of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with mangrove in background. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Star shaped prostrate yellow flowers of a desert plant Aizoon canariense (local name Jafna). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Golden crustose lichen Caloplaca aurantia on a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert lizard Slevin s short-fingered gecko (Stenodactylus slevini) in Safliya Island near Doha at evening. Qatar, April 3, 2013
Desert viper snake in Al Wabra Wildlife Reserve. Shahaniah, Qatar, May 28, 2013
Desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Richard Serra s sculpture, East-West/West-East in desert of Brouq Nature Reserve on Ras Abrouq Peninsula. Qatar, December 5, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Emerging flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Desert Shaggy Mane mushrooms (Black Powderpuff, Podaxis pistillaris(?)) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
Purple flower of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Tiny green caterpillar on blooming grass in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Captured desert beetle Apentanodes arabicus. Doha, Qatar, March 1, 2012
Desert lizard Eastern sandfish (skink, Chalcides mitranus, Scincus mitranus) on rock near dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Cluster of yellow spring flowers of Arabian Primrose (Arnebia hispidissima, local name Hasheshat al arneb) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Box of desert truffles (faqah) in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 17, 2012
Desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Parasitic plants of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) emerging near a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Brown pentagonal stellate prostrate, depressed centrally fruits of a desert plant Aizoon canariense (local name Jafna). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Dried parasitic plant Cynomorium coccineum (desert, or red thumb, tarthuth) in dunes of Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
Desert flower of Launaea mucronata (local name Huwa ghazal) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 31, 2012
Close up of a desert lizard Eastern sandfish (skink, Chalcides mitranus, Scincus mitranus) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Cluster of flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Dissected fruits of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (bitter apples) taken from a road to Al Jumayliyah in north-western Qatar, December 6, 2014
Dark-red flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on fleshy, unbranched stems on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Squat shaped, camouflaged body of grasshopper Tuarega insignis in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Helianthemum lippii (local name raqrouq), a host plant for truffles, desert mushrooms that are gathered in spring. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Warty, squat, camouflaged body of grasshopper Tuarega insignis in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert truffles in Omani Market, in area of wholesale markets. Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2012
Tiny desert flowers of European seaheath (Frankenia pulverulenta) growing in sands of Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
Patch of rounded crustose lichen Caloplaca aurantia on a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Pyramid spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a fly. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Frightened blue head desert lizard Yellow-spotted Agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Desert species of plantain (Plantago ciliata, local name Rablah). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Yellow distaff-thistle (Atractylis carduus, local names jalwa, laymoony, shuwwaykh) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Yellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Crazy-paving pattern in the center of crustose lichen Caloplaca aurantia on a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Head of desert lizard Heyden s gecko (Hemidactylus robustus) in Al Aaliya Island (Jazirat al Aliyah). Qatar, March 27, 2013
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Red berries (masie) of Desert Thorn (Lycium shawii, Lycium arabicum, local name Awsaj) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms (Thaghab Al Majda). Qatar, February 28, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
Leaves of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (bitter apples, Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Blooming Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Blooming plant of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Desert grass Panicum turgidum (local name Thummam) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
Seedling of milkweed Glossonema varians in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Minute scarlet flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Emerging dark-red flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Purple flower of Fagonia indica or ovalifolia(?) (local name Dhreima or DHuraymah, shwaikah) in a desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Qatar Natural History Group walking in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Small brown camouflaged grasshopper in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert truffle auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 2012
Dandelion like seed head in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Orange berry (Masaa) of desert thorn (Lycium shawii, local name Awsaj). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert lizard Slevin s short-fingered gecko (Stenodactylus slevini) on a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya site, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 25, 2011
Seeds of Bladder dock (Rumex vesicarius, local name Hummeid) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Mat-forming prostrate desert plant Corchorus depressus (local names sutaih, rukbat al jamal, Mulakhiyah al bar) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Starfish shaped desert plant of purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Virgin s Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Moltkiopsis ciliata (Lithospermum ciliatum, Lithospermum angustifolium, local names halam, Ghabshah) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Skull and bones of camels in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert truffles (faqah) in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 17, 2012
Pitted darkling beetle (Adesmia cancellata) captured in a desert. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Large turbinate (like a top) desert truffle near Omani Souq, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 9, 2012
Spherical seed pods of Reseda muricata with ants in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Flowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 19, 2010
Camouflaged ground mantis (Eremiaphila baueri) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 2011
Blooming Filago desertorum (local name quTeyna) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Fossilized sea urchin on desert plane in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Desert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves and flowers in Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Bladder dock (Rumex vesicarius, local name Hummeid) in a desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Bone set of a camel in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Snake-tailed fringe-toed lizard (Acanthodactylus opheodurus) caught in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Selling boxes of desert truffles (faqah) at truffle auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 2012
Captured desert darkling beetle Adesmia khaliensis(?). Doha, Qatar, March 1, 2012
Desert lizard Arabian toad headed agama (Phrynocephalus arabicus) with fringes of long scales around the eyes to keep out sand grains in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Flowers of Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert lizard Heyden s gecko (Hemidactylus robustus) in Al Aaliya Island (Jazirat al Aliyah). Qatar, March 27, 2013
Desert rock carved by drifting sand (aeolian abrasion) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
Fossilized dugong bones embedded in desert floor in area of coastal sabkha in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
Qatar Natural History Group (QNHG) looking at fossilized dugong bones embedded in desert floor under the guidance of a geologist Jacques LeBlanc in area of coastal sabkha in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
Desert borage Anchusa hispida (Gastrocotyle hispida, local names ainbacees, rims) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Aizoon canariense near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Lotononis platycarpa (Lotus platycarpus) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Fruit of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (bitter apples) taken from a road to Al Jumayliyah in north-western Qatar, December 6, 2014
Yellow flowers of Arabian Primrose (Arnebia hispidissima) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Blooming bush of desert thorn Lycium shawii. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Searching entrance holes of burrows of dhub (spiny-tailed agama) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Selling desert truffles (faqah) at auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 2012
Bladder dock (Rumex vesicarius, local name Hummeid or Hanzab, Hambaz) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Desert lizard Arabian toad headed agama (Phrynocephalus arabicus) on rocky plane in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Black and orange caterpillar in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Tiny flower of lunaria (Savignya parviflora, local name Gilgilan) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Baluch ground gecko Bunopus tuberculatus (Baiuch Rock Gecko, a lizard) found under a stone in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
A camel in desert near Mesayeed, south-west from Doha, view from a window of a car. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Weather station with Nexgen anemometer and wind vane on desert plane in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Desert plant of aster family with yellow flowers Pulicaria undulata (Kootkaat, Rabool, Rabl, Rabd, Ghobbeira, Ghobbayra-a, Shaay gabali) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Desert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Sclerocephalus arabicus in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Round patch of Caloplaca aurantia lichen on a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Small desert lizard Heyden s gecko (Hemidactylus robustus)(?) in Al Aaliya Island (Jazirat al Aliyah). Qatar, March 27, 2013
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Moltkiopsis ciliata (Lithospermum ciliatum, Lithospermum angustifolium, local names halam, Ghabshah) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Wind carved wood on desert floor near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) emerging from sand in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) water well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 30, 2015
Succulent leaves of salt tolerant plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Seedling of a desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Succulent plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, harm, hureim) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Camel walking across a road in desert south-west from Al Wakrah. Qatar, April 1, 2011
Selling desert truffles near Omani Souq, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 9, 2012
Desert truffles sold on auction in Omani Market, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2012
Desert lizard Eastern sandfish (skink, Chalcides mitranus, Scincus mitranus) in sand near dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Effects of wind abrasion on desert rocks in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Two yellow flowers of Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Rare desert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Blooming desert plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
Watermelon like fruits of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Club-shaped flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) water well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 30, 2015
Tall plant of a parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
Thorn Acacia (Acacia ehrenbergiana, local name Salam) trimmed by grazing camels in desert near Cave of Brightness in south central area. Qatar, February 19, 2010
Flower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Measuring a burrow of dhub (spiny-tailed agama) with a ruler in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Warty, camouflaged head of grasshopper Tuarega insignis in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert lizard Arabian toad headed agama (Phrynocephalus arabicus) standing on sand at hot afternoon in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Blooming Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Sun bathing dhub (spiny-tailed agama, Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard, dhab, mastigure, Uromastyx aegyptia) in undeveloped desert in industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Rhanterium epapposum (native name Arfaj) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) with flowers near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Accumulation of sand around desert plants of Pulicaria and Zygophyllum on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis with fruits at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Large plant of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Taking pictures of desert in Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Ants feeding on Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Flower buds of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Poop of a desert lizard with remains of plants in sand in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Sunning dhub (spiny-tailed agama, Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard, dhab, mastigure, Uromastyx aegyptia) in desert in industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013

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