Foto Friday – Dadès Gorges (Morocco)

Dadès Gorges

The Gorges du Dadès is a gorge created by the Dadès River and lies between the Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas mountain ranges in Morocco. Driving up the many precipitous hairpins in our 4WD Jeep turned out to be one of life’s great unexpected but thrilling experiences!

This photograph that was taken while leaning out of the Jeep window just had to be taken as we neared the crest of the pass at the moment when the road below finally unveiled herself to us in all her twisty and switchback glory.

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Foto Friday – Tinfou sand dunes, Zagora, Morocco

Tinfou sand dunes, Zagora

In 2007 I crossed the Atlas Mountains to the fringes of the Sahara Desert by 4WD where we then stayed at a Berber camp amongst the sand dunes.

For the final leg to get to the camp we travelled on camels through a sandstorm and ended up being the only people that made it through that night.

But in the morning we were greeted by one of the most stunning sunrises I have ever seen anywhere in the world. I love the colours in this shot with the mountains in the far distance which is why it has been picked today for Foto Friday.