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Erg Chebbi
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Erg Chebbi

Sahara, Morocco

Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرق الشبي‎), in southeastern Morocco, is one of two Saharan ergs in the northwest African nation (the other is Erg Chigaga near M'hamid). Its distinctive ergs — large dunes formed by wind-blown sand — reach up to 150 meters high, and form a composite erg 22 km long (north-south) and 5 km wide. The village of Merzouga, about ten hours from Marrakesh or Fez, is located near the edge of the dunes. The dunes are a popular tourist destination.

The erg is located roughly 40 kilometers southeast of Erfoud. The local center for tourists is the village of Merzouga. The locals believe that these dunes were sent as punishment for turning away a weary traveler from the desert. They say that shortly thereafter, the gods made the dunes pile up outside their town as a lesson never to send away another needy wanderer.

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Nikon D3S ,AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
1/60s f/11.0 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

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basri_eli07-Jan-2012 19:43
Wonderful V!!
an nguyen23-Dec-2011 03:14
Beautiful , I really like your landscape work .
janescottcumming10-Dec-2011 20:12
Beautifully composed with spectacular light and shadows. V
Jean Chiasson30-Nov-2011 00:55
Beautiful Light shadow and colors Tomasz big vote
Aivar Mikko17-Nov-2011 17:28
Beautiful golden colors and light!
John Hamers11-Nov-2011 23:21
Beautiful image !! shapes in the sand and light is great !! V
Artur Kowalczyk25-Aug-2011 13:46
Excellent Capture!!! vote
ikkaisei13-Feb-2011 04:21
Great work Tomasz.
Heiko Sieger11-Feb-2011 00:08
I love the dessert. This is a wonderful capture. V
carol j. phipps05-Jan-2011 02:44
GMV! Exciting composition.
Sarah Rehfeldt24-Dec-2010 00:08
An amazing sculptured landscape.
Dan Opdal19-Dec-2010 05:08
Fantastic shot, wonderful sharp detail and colors. Perfect Composition. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)13-Dec-2010 07:46
That really is one special photograph!Vote
Marek Wilczura11-Dec-2010 20:10
almost surreal
Susan Rovira11-Dec-2010 17:49
Beautiful image.
Jeff Real11-Dec-2010 16:05
Light, shadow and color all marvelously used in this beauty ~V~
Dan09-Dec-2010 12:19
A real winner, super! v
peterjay4507-Dec-2010 14:34
Great shot! V.
Carl Carbone06-Dec-2010 03:42
Terrific composition. V
Peter Cameron04-Dec-2010 20:01
Wow! Beautiful shot. V.
silvia marmori04-Dec-2010 19:49
impressive... great shot you made..
Lieve Snellings04-Dec-2010 19:10
so beautiful ! v
Martha Albuquerque04-Dec-2010 18:56
very beautiful <
Peter Stahl04-Dec-2010 17:02
Fantastic!! :-)
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad04-Dec-2010 16:06
Wonderful, intense colour and contrast. The people at the foot of the image certainly add a sense of scale to these magnificent dunes. A wonderful compo. Voted
Jola Dziubinska04-Dec-2010 15:52
Gorgeous! V.
Michal Zaleski04-Dec-2010 15:40
nice light and shapes!
Jim Coffman04-Dec-2010 15:36
Extremely nice work!! BV
Rosemarie Kusserow04-Dec-2010 15:34
Wonderful image, beautiful colors and very nice shadows and shapes, V
Rosemarie :o)
Pawel Kazmierczyk04-Dec-2010 15:28
great shot, I hope you had a chance to be there at sunrise...
Michal Leszczynski04-Dec-2010 15:24
A very beaitiful photo, Tomasz. V.
Sofia Solomennikova04-Dec-2010 15:18
Excellent... V
Tom Munson04-Dec-2010 15:17
Great light, color and composition!
soulis04-Dec-2010 15:17
Great! V.
joanteno04-Dec-2010 15:13
Beautiful shot.. V
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