Burnt ochre tones across Morocco's vast Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi

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The classic view of the great shimmering dunes of the Sahara. Its Arabic name literally translates as “The Great Desert”, and for good reason; the Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. This tiny snapshot of the 9.2 million square kilometres that sprawls along the top of Africa from Morocco in the West to Egypt in the East, is taken no more than a short camel ride from the small village of Merzouga in the south-east of Morocco, looking out over Erg Chebbi, one of Morocco’s several large seas of sand formed by the wind.


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This sprawling colour-scape brings together pale coral pinks of the Saharan sky with the dunes' vermillion-orange, creating a powerful and energetic combination.

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