Oct
13

A Sahara Desert expedition in photos.

“IN PHOTOS” is a series I will use to share many of the hundreds of photos I have taken during my travels. It is a series I have thought about for a while now, but did not want to start until I got back home from my trip. However after spending a week in Chefchaouen, Morocco I couldn’t wait any longer. “IN PHOTOS” will not have a set schedule like my “MUSIC MONDAY” or “PHOTO ROUND UP” series. “IN PHOTOS” will be a post with several photos with no limit. The only restriction this series will have is that it must be about a certain subject or theme. I will write a brief paragraph or sentence describing the subject or theme of the photos and then post the photos. I will label the photos (if you hover over them with your mouse you will see the label), but I will not caption the photos like I do on my blog post or on “PHOTO ROUND UP” with my thoughts. I want to use “IN PHOTOS” to share my photos and let you come up with your own thoughts about the images and hope you share them with me.

Before getting to Morocco I knew that if I was visiting it I would be visiting the Sahara Desert as well. I mean really who could visit Morocco and not visit the desert? After some deep research of different tour packages I picked the one thought would be best for me. It was a 4 day 3 night tour that would take me from Marrakech to Zagora then Merzouga and then back to Marrakech. It was an extremely long 4 days that sadly most of was spent in a van traveling through Moroccos open roads. I loved every minute of it as I am sure you know from reading An open letter to the Sahara Desert and thought I should show you “IN PHOTOS” what I saw through out those 4 days.

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Comments

  1. This looks amazing (and very hot) Your photo’s are getting better and better!!
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  2. The one with the camels o the dune may be one of your best photos ever!
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  3. Wow! Jaime, your pictures are so good!! What kind of camera do you use? Is it like an SLR camera or do you use a regular digital? I’m trying to learn more about photography and currently I have a Sony digital 12 mega pixel cybershot, but I’m thinking of getting an SLR. I’m just wondering what you use to make your pictures come out so nice! Oh, and the desert is just beautiful!!! 😀 And guess what Jaime, I’m going to Turkey for Spring Break!!! I can’t wait!!! Are you going to be visiting Turkey any time?

    • Thanks so much Rubi, I actually think you have a better camera than mine. I am using a 10.2megapixel Sony CyberShot. I wanted to get a DSLR, but choose not to because 1) Im too lazy to carry around & 2) Im too lazy to learn how to use it the right way. I think the best thing to do is keep the one you have and just learn from looking at other peoples photos. Thats what I do… I look at books, magazines, and profesional websites all the time and see how they are shooting things and what angles, what lighting and then make sure I do that when I am taking pictures. In the end it’s up to you though.

      Oh I am so glad you are going to Turkey, I can not wait to go there. I will be visiting Turkey very soon… like in less than 2 months I should be there. I will def be writing about it and showing pictures too and of course I will answer any questions you may have about it. EEEeeee Im glad you are traveling!!!

      Miss ya~

  4. Great photos Jaime especially the sunset one with the camels!

    I did a tour similar to yours too when I was in Morocco but never got the sunrise nor the sunset. I need to go back!
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  5. DAMN Jaimito. Those pictures are incredible. Can’t really put into words….

    🙂

  6. I like the one with the woman and the kid. Her eyes definitely tell something…
    Thumbs up for your photography skills Jaime, I told you, you’re getting better and I’m sure travel makes it easier to get inspired!
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    • I agree Giulia, her eyes tell something but I have no clue what. When I saw her there I was captivated…

      Thanks for the great compliment. Im trying harder and harder… I got a long ways to go but I will keep working at it!

  7. That looks so amazing!!! Great, time to add something more to the (never ending) bucket list!
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    • Thanks Rebecca and hell yes this should be added too any bucket list… I know they seem to never end… the more you discover the more you wanna do and add to it!

  8. Incredible photos Jaime! Keep up the good work. Loved #23 and #25! BTW, you should think about numbering the photos in the future so people can reference their favs in the comments! Just a thought…

    • So umm you just made me go up and count them to see which one is #23 & #25 lol… Thanks for the comment Ryan glad you liked them. I alos like your idea of numbering them. I plan on doing more IN PHOTOS so I will do that for future ones and I know how I will be doing it too.

  9. Your pics are amazing…when you were in the desert, did you do a “Berber Slide”…(basically we sat at the peak of the desert and the tour guide took us by our legs and pulled us down like a slide)…LOL 🙂
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    • Hi Vitra, thanks for the compliment! I was in the desert about 2 weeks ago & yes I did the Berber Slide and then thought it would be fun to roll down…lol. Had sand all over the place for the next few days. So I guess you have been too….?

  10. You look SO happy.

    Who are the hot rockin’ girls?
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    • Thanks… I really was… just loved every minute of it!!!

      Oh they are my friends from Barcelona. Met them on the road and traveled with them for over a week. Love them so much…gonna visit them in Barcelona next week & be staying with them too!!!

  11. Jaime!!! Qué fotos tan increíbles!!!! Y qué recuerdos…….Hay que volver de nuevo y quedarse una semana entera en el desierto, recorriendo las dunas y contando las estrellas!!!!
    Nos vemos muy pronto guey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besos!!!!!

    • Gracias Virginia… sabia que las encantarian!!! Sii que recuerdos tan bontio…. si hay que volver de nuevo y star una semana en el desierto… estuviera con madre!!!

      Si nos vemos muy pronto!!!

  12. Some really top shots in here, sweetie — every week there are more and more photos that I’d love to print and have in my room!
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  13. great pics….its owsome!!! really fabulous pics and a very very beautiful place it was n definitely u loved that….

  14. Jaime, your photography just keeps getting better. These pictures are amazing and it looks like it was such an incredible trip!
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  15. Wow, that one with the camels silhouetted against the horizon? Beautiful!!
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  16. Fabulous photos! I am now adding the Sahara to me list. Damn you!! 😉
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  17. Love the pics! I am heading to Morocco in October and want to do a desert tour. Who did you use? I’m trying to find one that isn’t private as it’s just me. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Mandy, I would say the best way to go about it is when you arrive in Marrakech just walk around the main Sq looking for a group tour and HAGGLE YOUR ASS OFF. I was also by myself but made friends with the group and had one of the BEST moments of my life. It was just amazing. So yeah just arrive and search and you should be fine. I don’t remember the name of the company I did it with but most of them are all the same they sell seats for each other and so on. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  18. The photos are surreal!

    I especially love the dunes shots and the best one as to be the sunset shot with the silhouette of the camels and riders in line. Beautiful convergence cool and warm colors in one photo.

    who knew that a desert can be so deserted (physically) yet so full (aesthetically) of potential and beauty.

    great post 🙂

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you so much!!! Oh the Sahara Desert is my favorite place in the world. I wanna go back and live out there for a while. It’s just so damn beautiful it’s hard to explain.

      • Now that’s gotta be another tale to tell! :p I’d love to hear stories that may come from the locals themselves, an original version of what the Arabian nights must be like.

        Looking forward to you covering that land again. 🙂

  19. hey i was in this tour i was ur camel man my name is mubarike,
    my website is http://www.deserttoursmorocco.com you verry welcome to morocco and desert sahara i organais the tours in all over morocco.
    my phone is 00212668432684 my facebook is deserttoursmorocco mubarike

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh wow Mubarike, I didn’t know you were in my tour. That is so awesome that you found me. I will email you soon. I always get emails of people asking me where I did this and how!

  20. Hello,
    I just wanted to know if you could help on giving some hints in how to raise money for an expedition as I am going for one but raising the money is really hard and personally I do not have that much money on me.
    You picture are amazing by the way the look professional!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Sadly Tomi, I don’t believe in raising money to help others travel. I know that sounds harsh, but travel isn’t something we need. Yes I wish everyone could do it, but that should be something you save up to make happen. If you need help thinking of ways on how to make money for your travels let me know and I can help you or just browse my PRE-TRIP section have plenty of stuff there.

  21. kamala menon says:

    thank you , i teach children in a city of Delhi India about the Sahara and these are the photographs I always wanted to make an assignment for them. It would be great if you would one day go the Amazon too

    kamala

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Hi Kamala…. thank you for using my photos. I did got to the Amazon in Bolivia. I went to the wetlands portion of it though so not quite the jungle.

  22. great post, your travel were good and the photos are beautiful

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