Heatwave in the mountains - 18th May 2020

 

 

Heatwave in the mountains -  click on the image to enlarge
Heatwave in the mountains

I went to the mountains (a little beyond the summit of Melindaou) to take photos of flowers and partly to escape the heatwave. It turned out that the higher you went the hotter it got and at 2000m the temperatures were above 30°C. We've also had a lot of Sahara dust in the past few days which explains the murkiness of the photo.
Sheep are out in the mountains now but haven't been shorn (too early in May because it's normally still too cold higher up) but because it is so incredibly hot they have to take refuge on the snow to cool off. You can see them on the big snow field in the foreground. Or see a detail here.

A small request: around 98% of my income is (directly or indirectly) tourism related and that part is currently heading towards zero. I am self-employed and no one is going to continue paying me a salary. Even if I don’t count my work time and the considerable cost of quality photo equipment there are still costs involved in going to places that are often quite a distance away. There are a few ways to support my work which you can see here. It would be appreciated.

Finally, a BIG thank you to those of you (right now at least 30% of my regular visitors) who responded to my plea for donations. You make a difference and it's a really good feeling to see appreciation that goes beyond a Facebook Like or similar 🙏

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