© George Steinmetz.
Aerial view of chains of star dunes near Omani border with three cars. “Vein” dunes are formed by strong winds, primarily from the ESE, which blow orange-colored sand into long ridges across the salt flats or sabkha. Here the Uruq dunes take the form of a chain of individual star dunes, a rare and poorly understood phenomenon. To find more information on Empty Quarter published by Abrams click here.