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This one has been taken driving up the Assif At Lahaj valley(North of the city of Taroudant), in the Western High Atlas. This place shows beautifull color contrasts due to the presence of very different rock types. In the bottom of the valley, the ordovician clays (very old !) are putting a grey-brown basis to the scene, added with the dark-green of olive and palm trees. The foreground and the first small summits are composed of Cretaceous (younger !) limestone with a pink-red tonality. Concening the dark-grey granitic mountains of the background, they are the older rocks (Cambrian) of this landscape(and the higher too).
This explanation was maybe a little long and boring, but it was a manner to show how geology can influence our perception of landscapes.
Finally, just take a look to the small tree, at the right side of the picture. It is well known by those who went in this part of Morocco as Arganier tree. This may be the emblematic symbol of the Western High Atlas because it can't be found anywhere else in the world !

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