Jebel Shams, Oman – Tea and the Gang

Jebel Shams, Oman


Today we head to the Middle East and to the beautiful Jebel Shams, Oman where photographer aniirudhshankar shows us around it’s beautiful scenery.

Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest mountain and quite the place to spend your weekend. Its a 3 hour drive from the city i grew up in (Muscat) and the drive is just as fun as being up there. Its the best place to view the night sky in the country. Temperatures generally go down to 10 degrees with strong winds which is a treat for us as muscat is always at 40+ degrees.I feel like every time I visit this place i come back with the best shots I’ve ever taken. Being up there and looking at the night sky is one of my favourite things to do in Oman and I haven’t even mentioned the epic sunsets! I wasn’t lucky enough to get any clouds this time but it was still beautiful.

Hope you guys enjoy scrolling through the pictures 🙂

What is your favourite place to have a cup of tea? #teawithaview

My favourite place to enjoy a cup of tea, preferably hibiscus, is near the camp fire under the milky way at the highest point in Jebel Shams. It’s absolutely stunning!

The last few seconds of the sunset hitting the peak.

Textbook composition. Glad I had my tele lens to capture this.

We parked the jeep to take in the amazing night sky.

Everything here is just so photogenic.

Instagram inspired me to get on the red lantern bandwagon, here’s my spin on the shot.

Breathtaking views of the mountains at Jebel Shams. I love how the layers add depth to a relatively flat image.

This was my first time trying star trails and the weather wasn’t cooperating with me. It was freezing with strong winds, sitting there for 2 hours was nearly impossible but so worth it.

This is by the most surreal image I’ve taken. The moment the moon came up from behind the mountains I rushed in to my room and grabbed my camera expecting something special. I wasn’t let down!

I’m going to be carrying this lantern on all my adventures now.

Feature Image Caption: Exploring Jebel Shams under a billion stars.

All content and photos are copyrighted and credited to aniirudhshankar