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Generalized view of the area shown on the photos

Oman , Southern coast of the Gulf of Oman,

Polygonal dessication cracks

Detail of the coastal outcrop of Cretaceous (?) limestone.

Close-up view of the solution notch

Enlarged fragment of a dessication crack.

Coastal outcrop of the Cretaceous (?) limestone

Stages of karst process - initial stage

Panoramic view of the coastline

Detail of the coastal outcrop of Cretaceous (?) limestone.

Deepening of the fractures and formation of joints

View of fracture network enhanced by karst process.

Deepening of the fractures and formation of joints

Formation of small isometric caverns

Formation of karstic cavities