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Morocco - Merzouga Sand - Erg Chebbi Dunes - Shadows of the Caravan

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The dunes of Erg Chebbi are a magical destination, full of magnetism and mystery with easy access for all travelers. If you want to visit Morocco, this jewel of the Sahara is a place not to be missed. The Dunes of Erg Chebbi are a unique natural spectacle, where giant sand dunes stand up in the middle of the dark volcanic cobalt plateaus of Sahara Desert.


The legend of Erg Chebbi / Merzouga tells that the largest sand dunes in Morocco appeared as a punishment from God to wealthy families who refused to accept a poor woman with her son at a party while they were washing hands with milk and playing with balls of couscous. These people were then buried by sand storms and strong winds that formed large dunes with the highest measure of around 160 meters above sea level.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 500D; Lens’s focal length: 28.00 - 300.00 mm; Photo Focal length: 184.00 mm; Aperture: 8.0; Exposure time: 1/400 s; ISO: 200


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Taken on April 7, 2011