50 Beautiful Examples of Desert Photography

March 28, 2012 · 3 comments

by Sonny M. Day

desert photography

When you are in a desert, the first thing that you will notice is the emptiness of the place that makes you realize how small and weak you are, against the endless stretch of cruel landscape before you. Here and there, in all directions, you can see nothing but barren sand and windswept dunes.  There’s just no visible life on it. It is thus easy for you to feel loneliness and fear when you are in the middle of nowhere in the vast desert. This emotion-filled idea is what makes desert photography a very interesting subject.

So, in this article we are giving you a glimpse of how splendid desert photography shots look like. Here, you will find that desert landscapes are not in all cases lifeless as we used to think. You can see that some deserts are home to diverse species of plants and wildlife. If you are the type who love photography, you will surely find these desert photographs interesting.

If you have anything to add in this collection, or if you have any comment, please write them down here. We are also encouraging you to share this article to your friends. We hope that this article can kindle your interest in desert photography but if you are more to the opposite cold landscapes you should check out these excellent winter pictures. Have a happy experience walking on a sweet hot desert. Good luck shooting!


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1. Hiking in dune, Algerian Desert by David Rombaut

 Algerian Desert by David Rombaut

2. Devil’s pool, Antelope point, Lake Powell Arizona by htdcam81

Devil’s pool, Antelope point, Lake Powell Arizona desert photography

3. Desert Sentinel by hougaard desert photography

Desert Sentinel by hougaard

4. Too small in front of Nature by lorytravelforever desert photography

Too small in front of Nature by lorytravelforever desert photography

5. Desert by Kevin Walker desert photography

Desert by Kevin Walker

6. Ubari Lake, Sahara, Libya by ladigue_99 desert photography

Ubari Lake, Sahara, Libya by ladigue_99 desert photography

7. Desert Bliss, Egypt by Mahmoud Yakut Photography desert photography

Desert Bliss, Egypt

8. Desert Red by IrieTribe desert photography

Desert Red by IrieTribe

9. The Beauty of the Sahara by Alan Shipley desert photography

The Beauty of the Sahara desert photography

10. Desert Light, Sahara, Morocco by John and Tina Reid desert photography

Desert Light, Sahara, Morocco by John and Tina Reid

11. Sahara desert trail during the sunrise by John and Tina Reid

Sahara desert trail during the sunrise

12. The White Desert by Vollmilch2001 desert photography

The White Desert

13. Valley Of Fire State Park, Overton, Nevada by James Marvin Phelps

Desert Daybreak, Valley Of Fire State Park

14. The White Desert, Near Farafra Oasis, Egypt by farhad desert photography

The White Desert, Near Farafra Oasis, Egypt  desert photography

15. The solist by Melville B. desert photography

The solist by Melville B desert photography

16. Desert Landscape by eyal yessod desert photography

Desert Landscape by eyal yessod

17. Sandscape, Namib Desert, Africa, by farhad

Sandscape, Namib Desert, Africa, by farhad

18. Faszination White Sands by Hubert Kluge via artemis

Faszination White Sands by Hubert Kluge via artemis desert photography

19. Desert Oasis PREMIUM by farhad desert photography

Desert Oasis PREMIUM by farhad

20. Distant Thunder, Mojave Desert, California by farhad desert photography

Distant Thunder, Mojave Desert, California by farhad

21. Sahara Desert by Cedric Durant via myndflame desert photography

Sahara Desert by Cedric Durant desert photography

22. Gaberoun desert lake, Libya  by AIMEN ASHUR

Gaberoun desert lake, Libya desert photography

23. Painted Desert by artemis

Painted Desert by artemis

24. Evening in the Desert by artemis desert photography

Evening in the Desert by artemis

25. Desert Caravan by artemis

Desert Caravan by artemis

26. Footprints, Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa by farhad desert photography

Footprints, Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa

27. Desert sands, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia by Kristen Elsby

Desert sands, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia desert photography

28. Mohave Desert Delight, by Michael Green desert photography

Mohave Desert Delight, by Michael Green desert photography

29. Desert Choreography by Marsel van Oosten via peasant

Desert Choreography

30. Desert by albion

Desert by albion

31. Umm al Maa Ubari by Abdalla Naas desert photography

Umm al Maa Ubari by Abdalla Naas desert photography

32. Sahara by jchip8 desert photography desert photography

Sahara by jchip8 desert photography

33. Desert Highway by Dedaniel via skip desert photography

Desert Highway by Dedaniel via skip

34. Alone in the desert (Gemsbok in Sossusviet, Namibia) by Happy Jack

Alone in the desert

35. The Tonemapped Desert by Michael Pancier Photography

The Tonemapped Desert

36. Desert road sunset- HDR by Ryan Askren

Desert road sunset- HDR

37. Cross desert bus by borkes99

Cross desert bus desert photography

38. White Desert (known as Sahara el Beyda) by jchip8 desert photography

White Desert

39. Tatio Geysers area, Atacama desert, Chile by Dannyboy

Tatio Geysers area, Atacama desert desert photography

40. Life in the Desert by Sean O’Gara Photography

Life in the Desert by Sean O'Gara Photography

41. Guelta d’Archei Oasis, Sahara Desert by jchip8

Guelta d'Archei Oasis, Sahara Desert desert photography

42. Blue Mesa Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona by Patrick Houlihan

Painted Desert,  Blue Mesa Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

43. Camels in the desert of Dubai by Elvis Payne via Connie desert photography

Camels in the desert of Dubai by Elvis Payne via Connie desert photography

44. Gila woodpecker, Sonoran desert, USA by Alex Badyaev via halex

Gila woodpecker, Sonoran desert, USA desert photography

45. Caravan by McCartney desert photography

Caravan by McCartney desert photography

46. Somewhere in Madinah Highway, Saudi Arabia by Khaled Kashkari

Somewhere in Madinah Highway, Saudi Arabia

47. Horseshoe Bend by Dalberti desert photography

Horseshoe Bend by Dalberti desert photography

48. Wadi Rum, Jordan by ozga desert photography

 Wadi Rum, Jordan by ozga

49. Desert by July

Desert by July

50. Peruvian desert oasis by Kaley Hagemann

Peruvian desert oasis by Kaley Hagemann desert photography

 

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff Colburn November 18, 2011 at 1:27 am

There are some really amazing photos here.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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Carol November 16, 2011 at 9:12 am

Amazing images. Fills me with wanderlust…..

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Yuri Cohen November 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

I really liked photo number 5, the lonely tree, out of nowhere, he stands there, with cloudy sky, sure got to my iphone background image.

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