Fast food

In Salalah, Oman, a chameleon launches its sticky tongue to catch a dragonfly. To catch the impossibly fast action, Your Shot photograph Abrar Sekhi used a shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second– and sat and waited for the perfect moment for five hours. 
Reblogged from National Geographic

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Fly by

On a beach in Muscat, Oman, a young boy is mesmerized as planes zip by in formation in celebration of the country’s National Day. The Red Arrow planes performed “some spectacular air acrobatics, filling up the sky like a canvas flooded with vibrant colors,” writes Your Shot photographer Sanak Roy Choudhury. “Kids were enjoying the moments, as the airplanes were flying very low and close to the beach area.” Oman’s National Day celebrates the country’s independence from Portugal and the building of modern Oman.
Reblogged from National Geographic