15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The hidden Frankincense forest of Oman's Wadi Dawkah.

In Wadi Dawkah’s sandy, rocky desert, a Frankincense forest thrives. To this day, Oman still practices the thousands-year-old tradition of slashing bark for the fragrant resin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Salalah, Oman
Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
Copyright: © Cameron Reed