• Pinnacles of sandstone rise through the orange dunes of the Karnasai Valley, Chad
    Pinnacles of sandstone rise through the orange dunes of the Karnasai Valley, Chad
  •  A small group of French tourists retrace ancient caravan routes between dying Mauritanian oasis towns
    A small group of French tourists retrace ancient caravan routes between dying Mauritanian oasis towns
  • Volcanic crater of Wau al Namus in Libya
    Volcanic crater of Wau al Namus in Libya
  • Adjder oasis, some 100 km Northwest of Timimoun, Algeria
    Adjder oasis, some 100 km Northwest of Timimoun, Algeria
  • Thikse monastery, sometimes referred to as the little Potala Palace, located in the Indus River Valley
    Thikse monastery, sometimes referred to as the little Potala Palace, located in the Indus River Valley
  • Shibam, the ancient trading capital of the Yemeni part of the Empty Quarter
    Shibam, the ancient trading capital of the Yemeni part of the Empty Quarter
  • The North-South road leading into the Taklimakan oil field in China
    The North-South road leading into the Taklimakan oil field in China
  • Salt Domes of the Dasht-e Kavir, Iran
    Salt Domes of the Dasht-e Kavir, Iran
  • Women sunbathing in a walled-off nude beach at Ein Bokek, Israel
    Women sunbathing in a walled-off nude beach at Ein Bokek, Israel
  • Paracas National Park, a sparsely inhabited section of the South Peruvian Coast
    Paracas National Park, a sparsely inhabited section of the South Peruvian Coast
  • Volcanic peaks of the Hoggar, just East of Asakrem, Algeria
    Volcanic peaks of the Hoggar, just East of Asakrem, Algeria
  • Beni Isguen, the most conservative and exquisitely preserved of the ancient hill towns in Ghardaia
    Beni Isguen, the most conservative and exquisitely preserved of the ancient hill towns in Ghardaia
  • Twisted olds of sedimentary rocks and sand dunes near Laomangya village, China
    Twisted olds of sedimentary rocks and sand dunes near Laomangya village, China
  •  Salt caravans pass each other in the enormous plain of the Ténéré Desert, Niger
    Salt caravans pass each other in the enormous plain of the Ténéré Desert, Niger
  • Laguna Colorada, Bolivia, which is red due to natural hot springs where red algae bloom
    Laguna Colorada, Bolivia, which is red due to natural hot springs where red algae bloom
  • Cotton processing factory just outside of Yuli in Xinjiang, China
    Cotton processing factory just outside of Yuli in Xinjiang, China
  • The last sunlight of the day falls on the small monastery of Rangdum in India
    The last sunlight of the day falls on the small monastery of Rangdum in India
  • Tigrean and Afari men prying salt out of the dry section of Lake Assale, Ethiopia
    Tigrean and Afari men prying salt out of the dry section of Lake Assale, Ethiopia
  • Abu Simbel Temple on the West shore of Lake Nasser, Egypt
    Abu Simbel Temple on the West shore of Lake Nasser, Egypt
  • Red Peppers laid out to dry near Baicheng, Xinjiang, China
    Red Peppers laid out to dry near Baicheng, Xinjiang, China
  • Eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
    Eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Twin frozen lakes between Wright and Victoria Valley, Antarctica
    Twin frozen lakes between Wright and Victoria Valley, Antarctica
  • Mega-dunes of the Dasht-e Lut, Iran
    Mega-dunes of the Dasht-e Lut, Iran

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