In 2014 I was fortunate enough to fulfil a lifelong dream and take part in the Marathon des Sables. Along with two school friends we went through some of the highest and lowest points of our 25 year friendship out in the Sahara. This was the sight that greeted us on the first day of this week long, 250km stage race. It was only 10:30am yet the sand was reflecting the sun back up into our faces with such strength it was almost blinding. The helicopters with film crews left to leave us in silence.
We don’t see any tire tracks so we’re guessing that the person who made this picture was one of the participants in this race. The photo really puts you in the environment. Often wide views, especially landscapes, are too wide but this has the right balance of foreground and background.
Fritz Hoffmann and Kathya Landeros