The Milky Way stuns a TWAN photographger who visited Assekrem Mountain in central African Sahara or southern Algeria near to tropic of Cancer. The Assekrem peak, as the main proposed site for Algerian National Observatory, is one of the highest in Hoggar Mountains with an exceptional overview to many giant volcanic cliffs which raised from the desert. Assekrem, means “the End of the World” in the old Saharan Taureg language, is known as one of the most scenic area of Sahara but it is also famous as the point where the priest le Père de Foucauld lived in the summer of 1905 and there are still several European priests who are living here in the middle of Sahara.The orange light glow behind the observer comes from the oasis town of Tamanrasset some 80km away.



comments (7)

  • Luann Reply

    AWESOME…OK, the word is overused and abused…but not in this photo.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  • Elisabetta Reply

    Complimenti! E’ meraviglioso,ti prende il cuore. Grazie

    June 3, 2010 at 12:47 am
  • Elisabetta Reply

    Compliments! And wonderful, it takes the heart to you. Thanks.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:05 am
  • Daphne Reply

    This photo is really beautiful.

    June 4, 2010 at 1:54 am
  • Aziza Reply

    that’s ammmmmmmazing

    Is it you who sit on the rock…..Babak?

    July 12, 2010 at 4:20 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Aziza, yes this me in the picture, it’s a self “portrait”! I think Nassim was who made the flash on me.

    July 12, 2010 at 6:12 am

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