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The Ziz River flows south east out of the Atlas Mountains into the western Sahara Desert. Taken from a lookout near the dinosaur museum and cafe. The trees in the valley are date palms, so this is one massive oasis! The plateaux either side are quite dry, barren and inhospitable. Not the best time of day for photography but taken enroute to Erg Chebi between Midelt and Erfoud, in a 4wd tour vehicle, so not a lot I could do about it, other than increase saturation and contrast a little.

If you look carefully you will spot 2 towns in the bg, one on the spur at left and another on the opposite side of the river in the mid distance. Both are built above the flood plain and away from any usable fertile land.

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