17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Todgha Valley, Morocco

The Todgha is one of the river valleys on the southern slopes of the High Atlas mountains that drain the melt and rainwater captured in the high mountains to the Sahara desert. In spite of the arid conditions reigning south of the Atlas climate divide, the melt- and rain waters continuously recharge aquifers feeding numerous sources and rivers. This explains the existence of a concentration of oases south of the Atlas.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Todgha Valley, Morocco, Morocco
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Dimitra Stasinopoulou