Morocco - Er Rachidia - Lonely camel in Merzouga

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Watching the sun rise or set over the sand dunes of Merzouga may be the most spectacular experience you have on your trip to Morocco. The Erg Chebbi, the name of these sand dunes, is said to have some of the highest dunes in Morocco. Indeed, the dunes and the desert wildlife are impressive.

The dunes of Erg Chebbi is a strikingly strange natural formation. On the top of the flattest area you could imagine, suddenly a long mountain of sand rises. This mountain is surrounded by flat and desolate nature on all sides, and you could end up wondering if it really is real. But so it is, even if its existence is so weird that it has given rise to lengeds and myths among the locals. One legend tells us that the dunes of Erg Chebbi were created by God as a punishment to the locals of nearby Merzouga after they refused to give shelter to a woman and her child during a local festival. A sandstorm came, and buried the village of Merzouga is it was then.

NIKON D70, f/5.6, 0.002 sec (1/500), ISO 250, 210 mm

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  9. Montse.P 36 months ago | reply

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  11. Steve-h 34 months ago | reply

    Your image has the True Essence of Mother Nature!!

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  13. JebbiePix 34 months ago | reply

    Nature creates, we are the founders!

    Please share your sand creation with us!
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  14. Lisa Lovingtree 30 months ago | reply

    The shadows and camel sillhouette really makes this outstanding shot. Nicely done!

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