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Filling up with water for people and camels at the Takarit well. (Oued Takarit / Aïr / Niger)
The great outdoors… - The caravan moves southeast, towards the endless Ténéré. - Niger / Ténéré / 2000
Guelta of Agamgam - Among volcanic walls, clan chief Abakaoua leads his camels to a drinking hole and its amazingly fresh, cool water.
Entering another world
The caravan is about to enter a mineral universe that is no longer the world of men but that of an intact nature where only the nomads can survive.
Niger - Aïr - Erg Izane - 2002
In the Aïr, the guide searches on foot for the best passage for his caravan through the dunes.
Niger - Aïr - Erg Izane - 2000
In the morning light
Caravan in the Temet wadi.
Niger - Aïr - 2003
Last efforts in the Ténéré before arriving at the well - Erg Izane / Ténéré / Niger
Aïr / Tagueït / The guide
In the desert, it is always the man of knowledge and experience who chooses the best route to preserve the resources of the caravan.
Erg Izane / Getting into another world
The caravan is about to enter a mineral universe that is no longer the world of men but that of an intact nature where only the nomads know how to survive.
Ténéré / The long walk
Beyond the dunes of Izane, the massif of Tahmert will be the point of arrival in the evening of a long and beautiful day sailing through the Sahara.
Ténéré / Erg Izane / Stop in the shadow
No tree, no rock as far as the eye can see. For the rest of a few minutes, the only shadow is that of the camels, but they can only turn their backs to the sun.
Touareg caravan - On their way to a distant water source, the caravan stop before nightfall, and then the camels are fed with the hay they carry on their packs. - Niger / Ténéré / Erg Izane / 2000
Crossing the Tagardet pass in the Aïr mountains.
At the edge of the Ténéré, Chef Abakaoua leads the way.
Arrival at the Kel Tédélé camp site.
Guelta of Enghar - Probably the coldest water in the Aïr! The sun never shines into the depths of this rock cleft on the trail to Toufouchi. - Niger / Aïr / 2001
Exploring - Like a Scout leader, Abakaoua explores the narrow passage that leads to the top of the dunes of Ifiniyane.
The only possible way - In a narrow canyon, the caravan of camels examine the only passable route through the rocky chaos. - Abri Ilem / Niger / Aïr