MidEast

How to do Safaris Photography

Submitted by Mabrouk on Thu, 2009/04/23 - 7:24pm

Safaris photography is an enjoyable experience that enables you to explore the place you visit and express your observation to the world. It may range but is not limited to the following categories of photography; Nature, Landscape, Portrait, wildlife, Journalism, Sports, however, like any other activity it has its challenges that may turn this lovely experience into a nightmare if the photography equipment are not well handled.

Astronomy Glossary

This Glossary deals mostly with Arabic Terms that have been adopted by Medieval European scholars and given European names as below. The discussion of the history of changes in Arabic terms is included whenever needed.

علم الهيئة/علم هيئة الفلك/علم الفلك
Science of Astronomy

"3elm Al-Hay2a" is the Arabic name used by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and the other leading Muslim scholars of the medievals. It means "Science of the Appearance of the Celestial Sphere". The modern form of this Arabic name is (Al-Falak الفلك) or the "Science of Celestial Sphere".

Safaris Plans Ideas

Submitted by Mabrouk on Mon, 2008/03/24 - 6:43pm

The following are just the labels of some destinations or scenic routes. For details search the archives of SaharaSafaris Forum or throw a question there.

4x4ing (1-day)

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Habitat

Habitat is the place in which a creature live. A fish habitat is the sea, and a gazelle habitat is a flat desert.

Imagine your home where you were brought up! It has running water, has a range of temperature that is not too high (+50°) or too low (-10°), has certain privacy behind walls that won't show what you're doing, has toilet and waste disposal ways. Let's assume too that you cannot live without a Cinema and a bookshop nearby.

Now imagine you move to another country. You should choose your home where there's a Cinema and bookshop nearby.

This should narrow down your search to fewer places.

This might be a ridiculous example but that area that fits your "life requirements" is what scientists call your "habitat". Scientists will try to recognize what defines it for all living creatures with whatever preferences and scale of the places they like to live in.

Ecosystem

Consider the Coral Reefs of Ras Mohamed: they grow only on the beach or shallow bottoms and nowhere else (corals don't float in the middle of the Sea and won't grow on beach sand out of water). So many species of fish and crustaceans (pronounced crust-a-shans and is a single name for all types for lobsters, shrimps, and their marine look-alikes) live on the corals and call it their habitat. They just cannot leave it because there is where all the fun and life and food for them. This place (Habitat) together with all its creatures are called the Ecosystem of Coral Reefs.