Incredible nature! After 37 years, stunning photos capture rare snow in Sahara desert

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Sahara snow pictures
Sahara snow pictures

Los Angeles : Snow during winters also drives crazy fun and if the beautiful nature falls on a desert, it is inspiring.

Literally, the inspiration drew amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata towards the snow covered sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, ending in incredible pictures for the social media.

The photographer yesterday captured the amazing moment snow fell on the red sand dunes in the world's largest hot desert for the first time in 37 years.

Snow was last seen in Ain Sefra on February 18, 1979. However, the last time the snow storm lasted only for half an hour but this time the snow stayed for a day in the town.

The area is around 1000 metres above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

According to Karim: "Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the dessert, it is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos.

Notably, Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world and covers 9 million square kilometres while stretching from North Africa to the Sudan.

Some scientists also believe that although the Sahara is very dry today, it is expected to become green again in about 15000 years.