22 Nov The Tree of Life
The Kingdom of Bahrain is starting to attract more tourists and one of the attractions on the island is the Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayaf) is a 400-year-old 10 metre / 35 ft high tree that is growing out in the desert. It is the only large tree in the area and there are no water sources nearby and with little to no rain throughout the year the Tree of Life attracts a lot of attention, including tourists with 50,000 people traveling to the site on the south side of the island.
The trip down from Manama takes you through the gas and oil fields, with workers campsites all around the site of the Tree of Life.
We decided to travel down at sunset before heading back to Manama to catch our flights back to Europe after the 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend.
I captured these images on the Fujifilm X-T2 as the sun went down behind the tree. Sunsets in the Middle East are pretty quick, lasting several minutes at best.