Inner Sahara Desert: Algeria and Chad

Sahara Desert Algeria and Chad

Two trips to the Inner Sahara Desert

First: Algeria

In 2002 I went for the first time to the inner Sahara desert. It was in southern Algeria, the area of Tamarasset, Djanet, the Hoggar mountains, the Tadrart Rouge and Tassili n´Ajjer. I had to idea what to expect and was totally stunned by the scenery, not only dunes, but also mountains which reminded me of Monument Valley in the US.

At that time I still took slides, so the pictures you see here are scans from these slides. There is something I didn´t and wasn´t able to catch with my camera. First, the fantastic sky of the Milky Way, at times full of shooting starts. And second, the absence of sound. You don´t know how quiet it can be, if you haven´t been there.

Another thing I didn´t expect the way it turned out was the weather. It actually was raining a few times. Some people on the tour came without a tent, that was a real problem then. And because of the rain, our cars often got stuck in the water and wet underground. Otherwise the temperatures were quite comfortable, never too hot and not too chilly at night. And it´s not only the landscapes which were awesome. Also the ancient painting and carvings, the rock art, was fascinating.

Then: Chad

After that tour to the Algerian Sahara I was sure, that I´ll go again to see the desert at a different place. However, it took me until 2019 that I finally went again – to Chad. The main destination was the Ennedi Plateau. And again, it was an awesome trip. The landscapes, the people, the way of travelling, the whole package, simply sensational. The weather was pleasant again, no rain this time, but one moderate sand storm. It´s not easy to travel in Chad and not everywhere it´s safe. And it takes time, it´s not a small country. Some day I also want to experience the Tibesti Mountains. But to see this extremely inaccessible area you´ll need a lot of time, much more than the two weeks for this tour.

So, of course, I want to go again to the Sahara. To Tibesti in Chad or to other areas and countries in this vast desert. Let´s see when this will be.

All Categories Updated

More Entries into Lifestyle, Plant Life and Moods

Moods is a new category as part of Lifestyle. And there you can find new pictures in both Lifestyle-1 and Lifestyle-2. And within Nature I added more photo into Plant Life. Again, these are pictures taken many years ago and some more recently, the newest one from January of this year.

Here are the links:

Lifestyle-1

Lifestyle-2

Plant Life

Moods

 

More Uploads August 2020

New Entries into Landscape, On The Way, Cities and Structures

Structures is a new Portfolio Category. And into Landscapes, On The Way-1 and On The Way-2 and Cities I added new pictures from many countries. Also this time it´s a mixture of new photos, taken last year, and slides as old as from 1988.

The new links are here:

Landscape

On The Way-1

On The Way-2

Cities

Structures

 

New Uploads July 2020

More New and Old Pictures from All Over the World

And now new uploads just after less than one month…

The new entries are in the portfolio categories Nature (Water, Ice and Animals) and Street Photography. Within these, Ice and Street Photography-3 are completely new categories. Again, you´ll find older and newer pictures. The earlier ones, again of course, are scans from analogue slides.

Here are the new links:

Animals

Water

Ice

Street Photography-3

New Uploads June 2020

New and Old Pictures from All Over the World

A new entry after more than one year…

As bad as it is, Corona gave me time to look through my collections of pictures and to upload a few of them into several categories. More will follow hopefully not so late after this.

You can find new entries in the portfolio categories Nature (Cats and Trees), On The Way (Outside-In) and Street Photography. These pictures were taken between 1988 and 2019, the earlier ones, naturally, are scans from analogue slides.

Here are the links:

Cats

Trees-1

Trees-2

Outside-In

Street Photography-1

Street Photography-2