The Sahara Desert is one of the most hostile landscapes on Earth. It is the largest hot desert on the planet, spanning 3,600,000 square miles. When you think of its red dunes and extreme heat, it is hard to imagine that snow would ever be present, let alone in the same thought. But, on December 19, an amateur photographer named Karim Bouchetata caught something on film that hadn't happened in almost 40 years.
It snowed in the desert. It is lucky for us that Karim Bouchetata was there because the pictures he captured are absolutely breathtaking.
The snow only lasted about a day, but it was beautiful nonetheless.
Take a look at Karim's photos and let us know what you think!
1. You can barely notice it at first.
2. But on closer inspection, you can see snow against the beautiful red sand.
3. It looks a little bit like a creamsicle, don't you think?
4. There is no denying that this is a phenomenal sight, though.