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Tassili n’Ajjer and Ahaggar Ranges in Algeria

24.7N 7.0E

January 7th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains

Algeria - December 27th, 2010

Several mountain ranges can be observed towering above the light Sahara Desert sands in this image of Algeria. The dark brown range in the upper right quadrant is the Tassili n’Ajjer.

The lighter brown mountains in the lower half of the image belong to the Ahaggar Range. In the full image, the ridges of these two ranges and the rows of sand dunes around them can be observed in greater detail.

Mountains and Sand Dune Seas in Libya and Algeria

23.8N 8.4E

October 4th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Mountains

Libya and Algeria - August 27th, 2010

Mountains rising above the yellow sands of the Sahara Desert appear dark brown in color in this image focusing on the border area of Algeria and Libya. Large expanses of sand dunes, known as ergs, appear orange and yellow in color. In the full image, rows of high dunes can be distinguished.

The  dark brown chain in the center is the Tassili n’Ajjer, while the lighter brown mountains to its south belong to the Ahaggar Range. In the full image, a third group of mountains, the Aïr Mountains, in Niger, can also be seen near the bottom.