Thursday, March 22, 2012

These mud lumps are ventilation holes .

The Sahara desert stretches across North Africa from Morocco through Algeria to Tunisia and is the size of the USA.
It's actually only about 25% sand. The rest is composed of volcanic hills, rock and gravel plains and some vegetation which is home to around 300 species of bird and animals such as mongooses, snakes, jackals, hares, deer, foxes and even baboons. Desert experiences are not to be missed, though preferably on camel back and for a couple of days, including sleeping under 
the stars.

These mud lumps are ventilation holes for an irrigation tunnel about 2 or 3 metres down. 

A section of the Sahara desert in Morocco favoured for tourist camel rides.

Artists and photographers will love the variety of shapes made by the play of light on wind-sculpted dunes early or late in the day. But don't leave it too late to find your wheels, there's not a lot of light around here, moon apart!

An oasis village somewhere on a lovely road through Dadés Valley region of the Atlas 

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