Despite millions of dollars invested in impressive constructions in the United Arab Emirates, slow dunes and sporadic sandstorms are enough to bring the desert "sharper" to cover human projects.
With the help of drone and high-definition cameras, the Australian photographer Irenaus Herok immortalized this sometimes slow and sometimes steep, wading movement of the desert spreading over artificial gardens and regional road arteries of cities defying the adverse conditions.
Herok specializes in landscape and portrait photography and draws inspiration from the Grand Masters of painting art and cinema.
In this series of photographs, the inspired artist portrays the endless battle between nature and people's projects in the deserted lands of the Middle East.
Within a few decades, Dubai has been transformed from a humble fishing village into a key metropolis in the world, but the photographs of Herok are here to remind us that Nature almost always returns to where it was evicted.
You can view more of his amazing work here.