The Sultanate of Oman is a place of breath-taking natural beauty. With mile upon mile of pristine beaches, majestic mountains, ancient forts and the endless sands of the desert, the diversity of landscapes offers up an incredible diversity of experiences too. As the oldest independent state in the Arab World, Oman has embraced modernisation and progress while retaining the core aspects of its culture and heritage. The Sultanate boasts five UNESCO world heritage sites just waiting to be explored. Omanis are deeply proud of their country and are eager to share it with visitors over an Omani coffee. We partnered up with Explore Worldwide, Oman Air and three Nikon ambassadors to see Oman through their lens. Find out more about their experience below…
Win a trip for two to Oman, courtesy of Explore Worldwide and Oman Air. You’ll have the chance to experience the country’s highlights on Explore’s week-long Mountains, Deserts and Coasts of Oman tour. Prize includes accommodation, transport, excursions, some meals and return Economy class flights to Muscat on Oman Air.
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Lara is a conservation biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer whose work has taken her around the world. She has conducted cutting-edge research with several endangered species. Lara is determined to use her photography to raise awareness for conservation and tell the stories of those who work tirelessly to protect some of the most vulnerable species on the planet.
George is a wildlife photographer originally hailing from a small village in south west England. George thrives on producing work that matters. Whether that’s leading a workshop in Scotland, on assignment for a publication, or working on conservation projects, he feels it’s his duty to tell the incredible stories of our natural world, through his lens.
Amy became the youngest ever Nikon UK ambassador, holding workshops, talks and tutorials for the brand. In 2018, she was awarded the Rising Star award at the Amateur Photographer Awards. Amy has work printed in over 100 publications across the globe. She has produced work for a number of leading brands such as Bentley, MINI, Ferrari, Jaguar Land Rover, Lamborghini, McLaren, Goodwood, and more.
Explore’s week-long Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman tour takes in the country’s highlights, from the impressive forts, palace and corniche of the capital Muscat, to exploring the spectacular sand dunes and camping out beneath the stars in Wahiba Sands. You’ll also visit the impressive Jebel Shams ‘Grand Canyon’ of Nizwa.