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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Sahara Untouched

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.

TAGS: Morocco, Sahara, Untouched

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Sacramento, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Alyssa Cook.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2014
Total Views: 74
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 23, 2015, 4:55 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f4
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PHOTO LOCATION Merzouga (nearest city), Morocco