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Photos from Sahara Desert, Tunisia

 

broken-pottery / Broken pottery in an abandoned granary for a Berber village

cactus-plants-instead-of-barbed-wire / In the American West, barbed wire established property rights. Here, rows of cactus seem to serve the same purpose.

camel-crossing-sign / Camel crossing sign in Sahara Desert

camels-cross-here / Camels cross here sign

chott-el-jerid / Chott El Jerid, a massive salt lake in the Sahara Desert

chott-el-jerid-edge / Crystals and clumps line the Chott El Jerid, a massive salt lake in the Sahara Desert

chott-el-jerid-sahara / Chott El Jerid, a massive salt lake in the Sahara Desert, near the end of the dry season

chott-el-jerid-salt / Edge of Chott El Jerid, a massive salt lake stretching between Matmata and Tozeur

chott-el-jerid-salt-lake / Only a small amount of water remains in the Chott El Jerid, a massive salt lake, by the end of the dry season

date-palm / Date palm trees in oasis

dates-on-palm-tree / Dates on palm tree in oasis

desert-mosque / Mosque perched at the edge of the Sahara Desert

desert-road / Tunisia may have poor food, a repressive government, and unfriendly hotel and wait staff, but it does enjoy excellent roads

desert-village / Desert village near beni Khedache, with road designed to permit as many vendors as possible to try to sell you trinkets

desert-village-road / Desert village near beni Khedache, with road designed to permit as many vendors as possible to try to sell you trinkets

el-hencha / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-1 / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-2 / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-3 / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-4 / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-5 / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-berber-village / El Hencha, an abandoned granary for a ksar, or fortified Berber village

el-hencha-camel-1 / Camel in El Hencha, an abandoned granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-camel-2 / Camel in El Hencha, an abandoned granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-ghorfa / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-granary / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

el-hencha-ksar / El Hencha, an abandoned granary for a ksar, or fortified Berber village

el-hencha-tunisia / El Hencha, an abandoned ghorfa, or fortified granary for a Berber village

goat-crossing / Goat crossing: a natural driving hazard in Tunisia

ksar-hadada-anakin-skywalker / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Anakin Skywalker's slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-door / A few chambers in Ksar Hadada are used as dwellings, though the hotel that used to exist there is long gone

ksar-hadada-exterior / Ksar Hadada, ancient village used as Star Wars set for the Phantom Menace, is now a tourist attraction

ksar-hadada-mos-espa / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-mos-espa-1 / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-mos-espa-2 / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-mos-espa-3 / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-mos-espa-4 / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-mos-espa-5 / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-hadada-ruin / Ksar Hadada, ancient Tunisian village used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in the Star Wars prequels

ksar-haddada-mos-espa / Ksar Haddada, also called Ksar Hadada, used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in Star Wars prequels

ksar-hedada / Ksar Hedada, also called Ksar Hadada, used as set for Mos Espa slave quarters in Star Wars prequels

man-riding-donkey / Man riding donkey, still a popular way to get around in Tunisia

palm-tree-in-sahara / Palm tree in the rocky portion of the Sahara Desert

prickly-pear-cactus-flowering / Flowering prickly pear cactus

raptor / Raptor on display in ancient Tunisian village

sahara-desert-fisheye / Fisheye view of the Sahara Desert -- not the sandy erg but the rocky hamada and the pebbly serir

sea-of-sand-desert / Wind whips the sea of sand in the Sahara Desert across a lone paved road, creating near-whiteout conditions

shepherd-on-hill / Shepherd on hill

tunisian-desert-road / Tunisian desert road through scenery that looks remarkably like Nevada

tunisian-desert-scenery / Tunisian desert scenery, which looks remarkably like Nevada

 

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