86 MAY 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY STUART DENYER n MERZOUGA, MOROCCO Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/ event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to email@example.com. M y family and I had traveled through Taghit, a small and ancient oasis town in the Algerian Sahara, into the Moroccan Sahara, near the town of Merzouga. There, in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2017, we saw a group on camels in the distance traversing the Erg Chebbi dunes. The dunes are ever shifting, and one can see the sands blowing off their ridges. n Stuart R. Denyer, an FSO, is teaching consular policy at the Foreign Service Institute. He served previously as consul in Algiers. He took this photograph with a Nikon Coolpix P530.