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Some photographers' dream: Camel ride in Dunes (here, Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, to be exact) and sharing a photo from there. This is clear when you see many photos from different dunes of the earth.

April sun did not burn at all and further, it is 5 PM, therefore quite mild: 20degC or so. Colors in dune photos are usually amazing, as there is no humidity in there, which means no haze and clear details. And orange/yellow tone of the sand together with the blue sky create nice contrasts. As the caravan ride starts late afternoon, you have long shades on the sand, which may look attractive in photos.

The ride on the first day is not long, only for 2 hours or so, then you arrive at the tent area, which has been set up by the Berbers. You sleep there overnight and turn back to the auberge, where the tour had set off. If you have a 2 nights tour, you continue riding the camels, this time 6 hours: 4 hours in the morning, 2 hours afternoon. What was most difficult is riding a camel for hours, which makes you really feel sore at your bottoms.

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Additional Photos by Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 399 N: 6658] (33778)
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