Bruno D'Amicis - Morning in the Sahara

Bruno D'Amicis - Morning in the Sahara

The vast Sahara seems devoid of life. An endless stretch of nothing - a desert, indeed... ;-) One can literally spend days roaming it and the only things will see are some scant bushes, a few vary lizards, rare small birds and lot of tracks which reveal what really happens there at night. In the fossil silence, sometimes resounds the cry of a brown-necked raven, a wise-looking bird that seems to keep everything under control. On a crisp winter morning, as I was standing atop on a high dune photographing the glorious colors, one raven flew by, checking me out and perched exactly on the very strongest corner of my previous composition. I only had to reframe a little with my zoom lens and shoot. We looked at each other for a few instants and it flew away. I deeply savored that magic coincidence. The Sahara seems empty, but is a generous desert. Everyday there is a little gift for you - you only have to see it.

Location: Grand Erg Oriental, Africa

Posted on 20.02.2014
Photo info - DSLR, 70-200, tripod
Tags: africa bruno damicis colors corvus ruficollis dunes raven sahara sunrise winter wildlife photography
Bruno D'Amicis - Morning in the Sahara

Bruno D'Amicis - Morning in the Sahara

The vast Sahara seems devoid of life. An endless stretch of nothing - a desert, indeed... ;-) One can literally spend days roaming it and the only things will see are some scant bushes, a few vary lizards, rare small birds and lot of tracks which reveal what really happens there at night. In the fossil silence, sometimes resounds the cry of a brown-necked raven, a wise-looking bird that seems to keep everything under control. On a crisp winter morning, as I was standing atop on a high dune photographing the glorious colors, one raven flew by, checking me out and perched exactly on the very strongest corner of my previous composition. I only had to reframe a little with my zoom lens and shoot. We looked at each other for a few instants and it flew away. I deeply savored that magic coincidence. The Sahara seems empty, but is a generous desert. Everyday there is a little gift for you - you only have to see it.

Location: Grand Erg Oriental, Africa

Posted on 20.02.2014
Photo info - DSLR, 70-200, tripod
Tags: africa bruno damicis colors corvus ruficollis dunes raven sahara sunrise winter wildlife photography