Western Desert Journey, Egypt

Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.

– Terry Pratchett

Geometry & Silence

Footprints on a sand dune above camp near Bahariya Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt Dune above camp near Bahariya Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt

Bedouin Tea, served extra sweet. Western Desert, Egypt Bedouin Tea, served extra sweet

Early morning sunlight illuminates a sand dune Western Desert, Egypt Early morning sunlight illuminates a sand dune, Western Desert

Landcruisers descend into a wadi in the Sahara Suda (Black Desert), Egypt Landcruisers descend into a wadi in the Sahara Suda (Black Desert), Egypt

Sahara Suda (Black Desert) the moment after sunset, Egypt Sahara Suda (Black Desert) the moment after sunset

A beduin guide, Mahmood contemplating the White Desert, Egypt Our bedouin guide, Mahmood contemplating the White Desert

Trekking above a large sand dune in the White Desert), Egypt Trekking above a sand dune in the White Desert, Egypt

Mahmood, a Bedouin guide, collecting fire wood in the White Dese Mahmood collecting fire wood in the White Desert

Mahmood, A Bedouin guide, guides us across the White Desert Mahmood guides us across the White Desert

Sam McConnell prepares for a night under the stars, White Desert Sam McConnell prepares for a night under the stars, White Desert

Sand ripples at the edge of the Sahara Beida (White Desert), Egypt Sand ripples at the edge of the Sahara Beida (White Desert)

4X4 tracks in the sand and camp in the Western Desert, Egypt 4X4 tracks at camp in the Western Desert

Khaled ties camping equipment to the top of the Landcruiser. Western Desert, Egypt Khaled ties camping equipment to the top of the Landcruiser

Monoliths (inselbergs) of the White Desert at sunset, Egypt Monoliths (inselbergs) of the White Desert at sunset

4x4 Landcruiser stuck in the sand in the Western Desert, Egypt Landcruiser stuck in the sand in the Western Desert

Sam McConnell walks amongst the chalk rock formations of the Sahara Beida (White Desert), Egypt Sam McConnell walks amongst the chalk rock formations of the White Desert

Moments before sunset at El-Khiyam "The Tents",  Sahara Beida (White Desert), Egypt Moments before sunset at El-Khiyam…

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