Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

It’s highly unusual to see snow in Sahara. As a matter of fact, it hadn’t snowed for 37 years. However, on December 19th, snow fell in Algerian town of Ain Sefra. Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata was there to take magnificent photos with his camera

“Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the dessert,” he said. “It is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos. The snow stayed for about a day and has now melted away.”

This is only the second time in living memory that snow has fallen on the Sahara. The first time was in February 1979, also in Algeria.

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Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

Breath-Taking Pictures Of Snow In Sahara For The First Time In 37 Years

 

One comment

  1. I don’t think you are correct about 37 years. I remember when i was just a kid watching the Paris-Dakar race around 1990-1991 and there they had snow in the Sahara.

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