Northern Lights to Desert Heat!

March 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

February was a month of extremes with only two days spent back in Yorkshire.  The first half of the month was spent leading two Naturetrek Tours in Iceland.  They were entitled "Iceland  - Killer Whales & Northern Lights" and we were very fortunate on both tours to have some fantastic displays of the aurora plus, out in the fjords, up to 60 Killer Whales or Orcas.

Aurora borealis over The Northern Lights InnAurora at Northern Light Inn

The Orca were feeding on huge shoals of Herring and the water was full of fish scales and partly eaten fish, which attracted many white-winged gulls and other seabirds

Orca in Grundarfjörður FjordOrca

The second half of the month was spent travelling the southern deserts of Morocco on another Naturetrek tour entitled: Southern Morocco   Here, we were hoping to see some of the specialist birds and animals that make these deserts their home. (Cream-coloured Courser)

Cream-coloured CourserCream-coloured Courser

The dunes of orange sand near Merzouga, given the name Erg Chebbi, is a fabulous place to be at dawn as the sun rises over Algeria and touristic camel trains appear to enhance the scene.

Camels at dawn n the Moroccan desertErg Chebbi, Morocco

 

 

 

 


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