x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Photo essay: Desert waters run deep

The wadis and mangroves of Fujairah and Ras al Khaimah, captured by the lens of Swiss photographer Michel Roggo.

School's out: fish swim in the mangrove marshes of Khor Kalba in Sharjah at high tide. Photo by Michel Roggo
School's out: fish swim in the mangrove marshes of Khor Kalba in Sharjah at high tide. Photo by Michel Roggo

'Water is life,' says the Swiss photographer Michel Roggo, a specialist in freshwater ecosystems who has published more than 10,000 images shot in locations ranging from the Amazon to the Arctic.

His recent UAE project exploring the wadis and mangroves of Fujairah and Ras al Khaimah resulted in a stunning series of photographs that shed new light on these historic - and increasingly vulnerable - sites.