In pictures: Sahara
North Africa is home to the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent – the sun rules mercilessly here.
Snow in the Atlas mountains
Deep snow covers cedar trees in the Atlas mountains, a rare view of North Africa.
A Barbary macaque in the Atlas mountains
Separated from their southern ancestors, these macaques are trapped in the Atlas mountains
Libya’s Sand Sea
1,000,000 km2 of sculpted sand, this is one of the hardest places on Earth to survive.
A camel in the Sahara
Camel can cross the Sahara, but they can' t make a home in the desert's harshest places.
Egypt's White Desert
Cameraman Kevin Flay and crew in front of limestone formations in Egypt’s White Desert.
A silver ant in the Sahara
The silver ant is the Sahara’s true desert survivor.