Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria

Photograph by Evan Cole

Evan Cole submitted this image to this year’s Traveler Photo Contest: “This photo, of Moussa Macher, our Tuareg guide, was taken at the summit of Tin-Merzouga, the largest dune (or erg) in the Tadrart region of the Sahara desert in southern Algeria,” he wrote. “Moussa rested while waiting for us to finish our 45-minute struggle to the top. It only took ten minutes of rolling, running, and jumping to get to get back down.”

The Tadrart is part of the Tassili N'Ajjer World Heritage site, given protection for the outstanding collection of prehistoric cave art within its boundaries.

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