The colors of the Sahara are more dramatic than we expected. The array of golden-orange that paints the sand dunes is both impressive and ever changing. We visited Morocco several years ago as the last stop on our around the world adventures.
Here are some of the photo highlights from the Sahara desert:
- The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. Overall, it is the world’s third largest after the cold deserts of Antarctica and the Arctic.
- It covers an area of 9.2 million square kilometres in parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. I shot all of the photos on this page in Morocco between Ait Ben Haddou and Merzouga.
- “Sahara desert” is a redundant name as “Sahara” is Arabic for desert.
While I have shared a few of these images before, most were rediscovered as I moved 40,000 photos to Lightroom. We spent 32 days in Morocco in 2012. Aside from the Sahara, our Moroccan highlights included the blue city of Chefchaouen, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, surfing in Essaouira, a festival in Fes, and learning to cook from a Berber Family.
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