The Earth has many wonderful places to show off. Some appeal to our artistic sense. Others leave us in awe at their powerful beauty. However, there are some that simply take our breath away at first sight. Sahara Desert is one such landscape to catch the eye of all. Moreover, it holds quite a scary reputation. It is one of the most aggressive landscapes found on earth. In addition to that, it boasts the title of being the largest blazing hot desert. Spanning over a distance of 3,600,000 square miles, you can only be left impressed with Sahara Desert. This Desert has always showcased its fiery red dunes. And the level of heat found there makes it hard to imagine anything remotely cool. However, as it happens, the first snow of Sahara Desert after thirty-seven years left everyone shocked.

Beauty of the Sahara Desert is visible from its fiery dunes
Beauty of the Sahara Desert is visible from its fiery dunes.

This highly significant event took place on December, the 19th. Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer, decided to pay Sahara Desert a visit. Little did he know that he will soon get to capture something quite surprising. Something that has not been seen in a time period of almost forty years. 

The white against the red is evidence that the first snow indeed took place.
The white against the red is evidence that the first snow indeed took place.  

Bouchetata took pictures of the first snow to fall in Sahara Desert after thirty-seven years. Lucky for us that he survived the shock of it. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have witnessed this miracle with our own eyes. The snowfall took place only for a day. However, even that one day was eventful because the sight was breathtaking. It felt almost too good to be true.

Sahara Desert’s first snow in thirty-seven years left everyone surprised
Sahara Desert’s first snow in thirty-seven years left everyone surprised. 

The snow couldn’t be seen at first. It looked like only the red dunes invaded the Desert as usual. However, on looking closer, the signs of the first snow were visible. The white stood out clearly and beautifully against the stunning red. Nature did want to show off its true talents. And one can’t help but agree that it completely succeeded in doing so.

Images Used Via: Karim Bouchetata

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