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Desert kites:


The classic desert kites that gave these formations their name are found in an area that used to have the beautiful name "Levant". It stretches from southeastern Turkey, through Syria and Jordan, into the north of Saudi Arabia. Some of the game traps have diameters between 180 and 250 metres and their guiding fences often stretch for kilometres into the countryside, but there are much smaller ones as well. Judging by the large number of desert kites that are still visible, there must once have been an abundance of game here that is almost unimaginable today.

Images courtesy of Google Earth™

These pictures are only a small selection. All the objects I found are included in the following download (Google Earth required): Download placemarks of more than 2.600 desert kites >