Equipped with a drone and professional photography apparatus, Sydney-based Irenaeus Herok - a Polish commercial photographer with a background in design and fine arts - visited the UAE's breathtaking Arabian Gulf desert on several occasions.

Herok specializes in landscape, architecture, and portraiture photography, drawing his inspiration from old master paintings and cinema. His work contains both traditional and contemporary aspects, balancing technical precision with his own unique style.

With more than 37,000 followers on Instagram, his evocative travel shots have attracted an avid online audience. Let's take a look at 9 of these stunning and spectacular aerial photos...

1. Who wants to play football here? ⚽

2. Racing camels resting in the desert 🐪

3. Highways swallowed by sand

4. Where to go?

5. Wildlife grazing in Dubai's desert

6. There is only one way...

7. Nature wins!

8. Purple roundabout ⭕

9. Meanwhile in Dubai...