Jacob Kirkegaard © 2009

NAGARAS # 1 is the first photo series which aims to portray a rare phenomenon that exists in very few deserts around the world. At times, some sand dunes in these deserts can produce deep mysterious humming sounds. The phenomenon is known as the Singing Sands or Booming Dunes. Over the last thousand years the phenomenon has been described by travelers, most famously by Marco Polo. NAGARAS is a word which by several travelers was used to describe the phenomenon.

This photo series aims visualize the sound of the sands. The photos were shot while the moving sands produced the sound.

Photographed by Jacob Kirkegaard in the deserts of Oman, December 2008.

Unique series of 4 photos. Lambda print mounted on dibond, each photo 49x49 cm. For purchase or questions please write to Jacob Kirkegaard.