I was camping by this oasis in the Moroccan Sahara desert when the sunlight started reflecting off the water and turned the shadows on the sand dunes an incredible blue. The effect faded in slowely and then back to normal again over a ten minute period. I sprinted around with my camera and tripod like a madman and managed to capture 20 or so shots. My Berber guide told me that I was very lucky since he had only seen this happen 2 or 3 times in his life!


desert, dunes, morocco, oasis, sand


  • CreativeMinds
    CreativeMindsover 6 years ago


  • marcusjohn
    marcusjohnover 6 years ago

    Awesome shot. The tree in the centre, how was that grounded ?
    The colour is amazing, very well done.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    thats awesome

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 6 years ago

    Superb reflections here – this is a prime example for the Light and Reflection group

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...over 6 years ago

    What an incredible sight, lucky you!!!

    This is so beautiful I keep staring at it ………..well done !!

  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisover 6 years ago

    what a fascinating and spectacular shot…. incredible landscape!

  • Hardy
    Hardyover 6 years ago

    Stunning image!

  • lonebearimages
    lonebearimagesover 6 years ago

    One of the finest landscape images I’ve seen in some time! This has an almost abstract quality as well. Stunning composition, and the tree in the center is brilliant. The tones and contrasts are just sublime. This really has it all! Nicholas; my congratulations on a truly enchanting image! Thanks for the image information too, makes it mean even more. Cheers! Chris

  • Nicholas Perry
    Nicholas Perryover 6 years ago

    Thanks for all your comments… they are much appreciated.

  • Smile
    Smileover 6 years ago

    This is stunning, wonderful reflections, brilliant shot!

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