Found a photographer that likes taking photos of Kuwait’s landscape but with a twist, it’s like parkour/photography but done professionally. I didn’t want to post more of photos because I recommend going to his instagram account and checking them out [here].
Mohammed Al Sultan has taken some amazing photos throughout his career, many of whom can be seen on his account [here]. This photo was taken when we faced heavy rain and thunder last weekend, and this isn’t his first time taking a photo of thunder in Kuwait, he has more on his account.
This sandstorm hit me by total surprise, no news forecast was expecting it either. Combined with heavy thunder and rainfall it was a mix of seasons altogether. Twitter user Sadaqat shared this photo and I thought it was worth sharing, it almost looks as if weather was waging war on Kuwait. Good thing I’m traveling tomorrow.
This photo taken in Kuwait was shortlisted from over 10,000 entries for the competition, Environmental Photographer of the Year award. To us, this view isn’t uncommon, but to the majority of the world it looks exceptional and scary. In total 111 photos have been selected and they all tell a unique story. There’s a website just for this award you can check out [here].
“A huge ‘wall of sand’ engulfs a city in Kuwait. This type of sandstorm is also known as ‘haboob’, derived from the Arabic word for ‘strong wind’ (Credit: Rizalde Cayanan)”
Update: As a user pointed out, the photo of the sandstorm hadn’t won, but rather shortlisted from over 10,000 submissions. In total 111 photos were shortlisted and will be displayed at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June to 10 July.
I must say, Kuwait’s flag showing on Burj Khalifa looks way better than when it was shown on Wataniya’s building or Hamra Tower. Burj Khalifa displayed all the GCC flags, Bahrain looked the best. I’m still trying to find a better angle of the image, the one I’m showing was from Dubai’s drone camera.
Update: Here’s a better image via @lolwahalrshaid
There are tons of landscape photos of Kuwait out there and they’re no longer impressive for the most part. This one however, I liked because of the fogy-ness there is to it, something I rarely see in a wider perspective. With winter approaching this will be a common scene, didn’t know it looked this good from afar.
Photo Credit: Usman M. Iqbal
The Turkish popular photographer Mustafa Seven posted this image on his instagram account 2 hours ago, apparently he was in Kuwait recently. The image has already reach over 10,000 likes and they’re well deserved, I love the photo. Tried to see if he uploaded any more photos of Kuwait but couldn’t find any.
I was browsing Benta the other day when I noticed an entire sector dedicated to popular photographers in Kuwait, including Majed Sultan. There are some pretty amazing photos, all canvases cost KD 14 if I’m not mistaken are there’s a big list to pick from. You can see the full list of photographers [here].