Travelogue - on assignment in the Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert, Morocco

 

In May this year, sustainable travel company Much Better Adventures sent me on one of their trips to Morocco to create a GoPro video of my experience and to shoot some editorial imagery for them; I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot on their Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert trip, which meant traversing the many landscapes that Morocco had to offer.

Here’s what I shot for them.

From the Summit of Mount Toubkal (4167m). We summited at around 06:00am on day two of our trip.

From the Summit of Mount Toubkal (4167m). We summited at around 06:00am on day two of our trip.

Journeying through the Atlas Mountains and into the Desert via beautiful winding roads.

Journeying through the Atlas Mountains and into the Desert via beautiful winding roads.

Toghda Gorge colour palette, the water was so lovely to paddle in after being cooped up in a car!

Toghda Gorge colour palette, the water was so lovely to paddle in after being cooped up in a car!

The landscape turned from green to every shade of pink.

The landscape turned from green to every shade of pink.

Last stop before heading into the desert - staring out at a vast expanse of nothingness before the weather changed…

Last stop before heading into the desert - staring out at a vast expanse of nothingness before the weather changed…

We’re led through sand dunes, further and further into the desert…

We’re led through sand dunes, further and further into the desert…

We travelled to our camp in the Sahara on camels, amidst a sandstorm and occasional splashes of rain!

We travelled to our camp in the Sahara on camels, amidst a sandstorm and occasional splashes of rain!

Camp for the night - after an incredible dinner we all sat around the fire pit, where our hosts sung and played music, before long, we were all dancing around the fire.

Camp for the night - after an incredible dinner we all sat around the fire pit, where our hosts sung and played music, before long, we were all dancing around the fire.

05:20 am, the sun rises over the Sahara Desert.

05:20 am, the sun rises over the Sahara Desert.

Travelling back out of the Sahara Desert with bright blue skies.

Travelling back out of the Sahara Desert with bright blue skies.