21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
When the Sahara Was Green

An elephant herd stampedes across a green Sahara. Until ten thousands years ago, this grim desert was a lush landscape similar to east Africa savannas and supported herds of megafauna. The depiction of the elephants is realistic and done very skilfully.

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Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Djanet, Algeria
Copyright: © Turgay Uzer