Photographer's Note

This picture was taken during a trek in the desert in the South of Algeria. The aim of the trek was Tassili N'Ajjer: A plateau of sandy rock North of Djanet oase and climbing up to 1700 to 1800 meters high. At the East you have Lybia and the Acacus, a similar plateau. Ghad is about 100 km away to the East. The Ajjers are crossed by sparse Touareg caravans trading between Niger and Lybia. Tassili N'ajjer is also an important archeological site. One finds many rock paintings and engravings there. They date back to 8000 BC. They represent wild game like elephants, girafe or even hypopotamus and livestock. They testify of time when Sahara was much greener.
The wadi presented with this acacia is somewhere below the plateau, some 700 meters lower. It is 2 days walk (40 to 50 km but after what detours ?) away West-South-West of Djanet. I often have problem locating the picture as we were following a Touareg guide and had never to care for our track.
Tassili N'ajjer Wadi and dunes (2 days West-South-West of Djanet)
Kodak TMax 100
Olympus OM1 Zuiko 35-105mm f3.5 Yellow Filter
Exposure metering set on ISO 80.

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