Over the Sahara / by Tom Henderix

Daytime and nighttime flying doesn't help much with taking shots from my office in the Airbus A330. Ideal time to shoot is dawn and dusk, and preferably not at cruising altitude, so as to be among the clouds, not above them. Still, the Sahara does sometimes grant us a glimpse at it's sheer vastness and beauty...

My favourite part of the flights to Africa, enjoying the blood red sand dunes of southern Algeria.

The Richat Structure, also know as the Eye of the Sahara. It's not often we get to see this, as most of the time it's covered by a layer of haze or low clouds. The north part of Mali is not a good place for tourism right now, so we'll just have to enjoy it from cruising altitude.

Crescent moon rising