Yesterday we guided a walk in the Tabernas desert in Almeria. Starting from the entrance to the Mini Hollywood film sets we headed south and quickly entered a desert canyon via a series of wooden steps. Crossing a 10m wide stretch of 15ft high bamboo proved difficult and a bit time consuming. Hard to believe that the valley floors in this desert can be so fertile!
We meandered our way up, round and over a series of fantastically shaped hills into a landscape normally found in Arizona or New Mexico. With us were photographer, Zoe Maxwell and her father, Ingval. She was using the landscape as a project for her photography work. A great subject. Our job, as guides, was to put her into intreresting and dramatic situations. Our bit was in fact easy, as the desert scenery is varied and constantly changing from one valley to the next.
In all, we spent nearly 7 hours wandering through this wonderful environment of differing rock architectures. A great experience! Below are a few our our own, not so professional photographs from the day.