Beautiful Patterns Form as Snow and Ice Thaw in Sahara Dunes

Mesmerizing icy patterns formed on sand dunes outside the Saharan town of Ain Sefra on January 17, after a rare bout of desert snowfall earlier in the week.

Photographer Karim Bouchetata captured this picturesque footage showing the snow and ice as it thaws in the sunlight. Credit: Karim Bouchetata via Storyful