Back in 2008 I’ve been to the western side of Egypt, and had a wonderful trip among the desert and the northern oasis (Siwa, Baharia, Farafra). We also spent a couple of nights camping in the White Desert. It’s a relatively non-touristic area (if you compare to many other destinations in Egypt!) and we were so lucky not to meet anyone else during our stay in the camp. Another thing I liked a lot was the fact that we didn’t encounter any strange insect or spider. The guides said that’s because it’s a super clean deserts: no tourists, no rubbish, no animals. As simple as that!
But we did have the pleasure of meeting Fennec Foxes! It was the first time I saw them, and they were pretty hard to spot because of the desert color and pattern – they pretty much camouflaged themselves in it.
They are shy – I had to use a 480 mm zoom to take the photo above. Moreover, they pretty much show up in the night: we always found their footsteps around the camp every morning.
We once threw a hard-boiled egg at a Fennec and moved away. After a while she slowly left her safe spot in the rock and grabbed it!
No animals were harmed during the making of these photos!