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Masses of invasive desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Close up of a desert locust taken from Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Qatar, April 8, 2016
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near a sand fence on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Ventral view of a large desert locust taken from Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Qatar, April 8, 2016
Carpet of desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
Flint stones in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria)(?) taken from Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Qatar, April 8, 2016
Bush of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
A tree of Sodom Apple (Calotropis procera, local name ashkhar) in desert near a road to Al Dhabiya on north-western coast, Ash Shamal area. Qatar, June 17, 2016
Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with flower buds in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) with green flowers on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 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
Plant of Linaria albifrons with a picture of a desert as background taken from a roadside south from Ras Laffan. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
View of desert from limestone cliffs in Harrarah (Al Kharrarah). Southern Qatar, April 23, 2016
Small blooming plant of Desert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
Caterpillar of striped hawkmoth Hyles livornica feeding on a thorny desert plant. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
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
Brown colored desert lizard yellow-spotted agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus) in Mesainea Rawdat Jarrah, north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, December 4, 2015
Desert plant Cornulaca monacantha (local names thalj, thallaj) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
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
Field of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis in a depression at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Domino beetle (Egyptian predatory beetle Anthia sexmaculata) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Striped Hawkmoth caterpillar (Hyles livornica) in desert. 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
Ladybug captured in a desert. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Flower of a desert plant Fagonia glutinosa (local names dereima, showeika, shaki, shoka) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Desert grass Panicum turgidum Forssk. (local name Thummam). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Blooming desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Shoot of sand button (creeping thorn rose, Neurada procumbens, local name saadan) taken from desert on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Discarded doll in desert near Trainah at sunrise. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Large bush of desert thorn Lycium shawii in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016
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
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
Field of desert gourd (Citrullus colocynthis) near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
Captured Jewel (Buprestid) desert beetle. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Desert truffles near Omani Market, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2012
Golden crustose lichen Caloplaca aurantia on a stone in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Richard Serra s sculpture, East-West/West-East in desert of Brouq Nature Reserve on Ras Abrouq Peninsula. Qatar, December 5, 2014
Camel on a road in desert south-west from Al Wakrah. Qatar, April 1, 2011
Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Purplish plant of Anabasis setifera suffering from extreme desert conditions on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, October 24, 2014
Desert plant Andrachne telephioides in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, October 24, 2015
Desert indianwheat (Plantago ovata) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
Shoot of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
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
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
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name Hameira) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert plant of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
Invasive desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
Bushes of desert thorn Lycium shawii in Al Mardiya - Wasit area. Northern Qatar, February 20, 2016
Desert from the top of a hill in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
Desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
Acacia tortilis(?) in a desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015
Acacia tortilis(?) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Flowers of desert thorn Lycium shawii near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) against blue sky on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
Green branches of desert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Bush of a desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Portraits of emir Tamim and his father Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on roadside in desert near Abu Sidra in north-western Qatar, December 6, 2014
Flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Blooming bush of desert thorn Lycium shawii 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
Box of desert truffles (faqah) in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 17, 2012
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
Blooming Rhanterium epapposum (native name Arfaj) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
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
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
Watermelon like fruits of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Purple flower of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert viper snake in Al Wabra Wildlife Reserve. Shahaniah, Qatar, May 28, 2013
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
View of desert from rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, January 31, 2015
Parasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 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
Desert truffle auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 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
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
Desert flower of Launaea mucronata (local name Huwa ghazal) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 31, 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
Desert lizard Slevin s short-fingered gecko (Stenodactylus slevini) in Safliya Island near Doha at evening. Qatar, April 3, 2013
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
Magenta tinged seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Desert plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) with flowers in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
Small purplish plant of Anabasis setifera suffering under extreme desert conditions on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, December 13, 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
Desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) with fruits in dew on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Branch of desert thorn Lycium shawii with orange berries (masie) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Linaria albifrons against a picture of a desert taken from a roadside south from Ras Laffan. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Small blooming plant of desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Smaller tree of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) behind a fence on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Branches of desert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Blooming desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
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
Desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Desert lizard Arabian toad headed agama (Phrynocephalus arabicus) standing on extended legs to limit contact with hot sand in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 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
Desert grass Panicum turgidum (local name Thummam) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
Limestone rocks in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
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
Spherical seed pods of Reseda muricata with ants in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Seedling of milkweed Glossonema varians 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
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (bitter apples, Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) 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
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Parasitic plants of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) forming "fairy ring" circle 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
Black flint stones covering surface of a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Blooming desert thorn Lycium shawii near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016
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
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
Tiny green caterpillar on blooming grass 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
Captured desert beetle Apentanodes arabicus. Doha, Qatar, March 1, 2012
Black and orange caterpillar of salt-and-pepper moth (Utetheisa lotrix) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
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
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
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
Desert fox in area of Nakhsh Mountain near Salwa Road in southern Qatar, May 8, 2015
Leptadenia pyrotechnica in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
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
Yellow distaff-thistle (Atractylis carduus, local names jalwa, laymoony, shuwwaykh) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
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
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
Dry seed pods of Acacia ehrenbergiana carpeting desert near road to Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
Blooming Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Fruits of sand button (creeping thorn rose, Neurada procumbens, local name saadan) taken from desert on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016
Desert grass Panicum turgidum in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
Desert grass Panicum turgidum (local name Thummam) in a wadi near Salwa Road, near Mukaynis. Qatar, April 22, 2016
Flowers of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Solitary tree of Sodom Apple (Calotropis procera, local name ashkhar) in flat desert near a road to Al Dhabiya on north-western coast, Ash Shamal area. Qatar, June 17, 2016
Frightened blue head desert lizard Yellow-spotted Agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Selling boxes of desert truffles (faqah) at truffle auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 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
Creeping desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis in sandy depression at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Emerging flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Sandy desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Blooming branch of desert thorn Lycium shawii near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Desert species of plantain (Plantago ciliata, local name Rablah). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Small brown camouflaged grasshopper in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Selling desert truffles near Omani Souq, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 9, 2012
Large turbinate (like a top) desert truffle near Omani Souq, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 9, 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
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
Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Rare desert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis with fruits at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Qatar Natural History Group walking in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 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
Flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Seeds of Bladder dock (Rumex vesicarius, local name Hummeid) in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Boxes of desert truffles sold on auction in Omani Market, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2012
Yellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) 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
Flower of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis (Cucumis colocynthis, local names handal, shary, Handhal) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 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
Fruits of desert gourd Citrullus colocynthis at the entrance of Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 12, 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
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
Desert rock carved by drifting sand (aeolian abrasion) in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
Desert spurge (summer poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla) with back lit leaves taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015
Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
Bark structure of desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Desert thorn Lycium shawii near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
Blooming fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Salt tolerant plants in desert near a road to Al Dhabiya on north-western coast, Ash Shamal area. Qatar, June 17, 2016
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
Selling desert truffles (faqah) at auction in Omani Market. Doha, Qatar, February 14, 2012
Blooming Helianthemum kahiricum 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
Fossilized dugong bones embedded in desert floor in area of coastal sabkha in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
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
Flowers of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum) near a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya site, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 21, 2015
Dry inflorescence of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
Skull and bones of camels in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Pitted darkling beetle (Adesmia cancellata) captured in a desert. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 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
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

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