Postcards p. 12
Reader images: surfers in Oman and more.
My friends and I were in Oman to surf, and had headed to the north coast around Al Ashkharah. The journey there required a diversion around the Wahiba Sands, an area of roadless desert. After leaving our van on the side of the road and setting off over the Wahiba Sands in the general direction of the Indian Ocean, we consulted a compass and GPS unit and turned left – and entered a shimmering world of sand, of endless empty dunes backlit in the afternoon light. I was a little behind the group, so I was able to get this shot of them carrying their surfboards through the desert. An hour of hot hiking later, we arrived at an empty beach pounded by high waves. We surfed alone until it was time to trek back across the dunes to the car before nightfall.
About the photographer: John Seaton Callahan was born in Hawaii and now lives in Singapore.