Flowers of a Mosque #1

Flowers of a Mosque

A woman crosses the courtyard in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. I shot this while on assignment for National Geographic Traveler, a wonderful journey that took me all over the beguiling country and deep into the towering sand dunes of the Empty Quarter. The people were warm and friendly. I spent evenings eating goat under moonlight on carpets on dunes with a camel caravan, and crab curry on a fishing trawler. For this picture I spent three afternoons high in a minaret at the mosque, waiting for the right moment to fill the empty quarter I created in my camera’s viewfinder.


Dave Yoder


Dave is an American documentary photographer whose devotion to capturing unstaged, real moments is reflected in the diversity, spontaneity, and sincerity of his collections. As a National Geographic Explorer and Nat Geo Magazine photographer, he initiated eclectic stories including the search for a lost Leonardo da Vinci mural, the exploration of a lost city in unexplored jungle in Honduras (chronicled in Douglas Preston's NYT #1 bestselling book The Lost City of the Monkey God), and after recruiting the help of all three American ambassadors stationed in Rome, he was granted the best access any outside photojournalist has ever had to any pope, for his Nat Geo Magazine cover story and book on Pope Francis. He was born in Goshen, Indiana, USA, but grew up on the foothills of Kilimanjaro, and currently lives with his wife in rural south west France.



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Abu Dhabi


Leonard Knight




Dave Yoder






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