13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
I took this photo as I trekked through the Sahara desert by camel. Morocco is often untouched by rain yet, the day I left Marrakech for my 10 hour drive to the desert, heavy storms created dangerous flash floods throughout Morocco. The desert was the only place I found untouched. I wanted to capture the Saharan sand dunes untouched by the rains and floods, as well as untouched by human interference--there was not a single footprint in the sand. Most importantly, I wanted to remember the berber man that led me into the desert and his simple yet ornate garb--reminding me of his simplistic yet fascinating lifestyle.
© Alyssa Cook.
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||July 23, 2015, 4:55 a.m.
||Canon EOS REBEL T3