Journey Through Morocco - Atlas Mountains

June 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Looking for an unique art decor piece for your renovated space? Wishing to bring a piece of Morocco into your home? If you're not quite ready to pack your suitcase and hop onto a plane yet, please read on for the solutions I have for you.
 

After spending 2 days in the Sahara Desert, let's continue our Moroccan journey and head north to the Atlas Mountains for much different scenery - if you missed the first part of the trip, you can first catch up on Casablanca, then Essaouira and Marrakech, and the not-to-be-missed desert scenes.

 

We took switchback roads, zig-zagging our way up the High Atlas Mountains. Before this trip, I did not realize this type of terrain existed in Morocco, so I was pleasantly surprised when we reached the top and were rewarded with these splendid mountain views.

 


We arrived at the perfect time for this photo opportunity - the light was shining right where it should be, highlighting the layers of terraced fields. The ominous clouds above the mountains gave a dark contrast that complemented the image. 

View from High Atlas MountainsView from High Atlas Mountains

The cactus had beautiful yellow blooms in the spring that added a pop of colour to this photo, where it was used as the foreground element.

 

A variety of landscape images presented themselves as we continued through the mountains. Berber villages can be found throughout the mountain range - can you spot the village camouflaged in the photo below? It may not be evident at first glance, when viewed against its immense background.



 

The Atlas Mountains are well known as sheep raising areas, as evidenced in the scenes below. Can you count the number of sheep in each photo?

 

 

To see more photos from the Atlas Mountains, please visit this photo gallery in my travel portfolio. Which photo did you like most from the Atlas Mountains?
 

Friendly hint: you can buy these prints from my online shop, or contact me for customized sizes and print medium. My entire collection of photos from Morocco can be found in my photo book "Patterns of Morocco" - you can see an excerpt here. If you'd like to order a copy of the book for yourself or your family, friends or clients, please reach me via the Contact form.

 

I hope you've enjoyed this visit to the Atlas Mountains. Follow me on my next blog post as we continue this journey through Morocco, where we'll head to the city of crafts, Fes.


 


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