Ain Sefra sometimes is referred to as “The Gateway to the Desert.” Since it’s located in the Algerian part of the Sahara, you probably wouldn’t really expect to see any snow in the area. Last Monday, however, some fresh flakes came whirling down. That hadn’t happened since 1979.
There to capture it all, was amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata. ‘Everyone was stunned,’ he tells The Independent. ‘To see snow falling in the desert is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos.’ Unfortunately, it only took 24 hours to completely disappear again.