Travel

Algeria From A Drone Might Be The Most Stunning Place We've Ever Seen

03/01/2015 10:30pm ET | Updated March 2, 2015

Algeria is a place of nearly unimaginable beauty and diversity. From the heights of the Tell Atlas mountains to the bleakly beautiful desert expanse of Tamanrasset Province, it offers truly unforgettable landscapes. The country that inspired the works of Camus, Algeria also reflects the beauty and complexity of an ancient civilization, mingled with the effects of more than 100 years of French occupation.

A new project, SkyCam Algeria, has set out to capture the country's diverse attractions in a set of incredible photographs taken from drones. Using a GoPro camera, SkyCam Algeria captured the snowy peaks, desert vistas and ancient edifices that make Algeria such a unique -- and irresistible -- place to visit.

Roman ruins near Biskra, Algeria
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Iherir, Illizi
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
The dramatic landscapes that surround Iherir, a small village near the center of the Tassili n'Ajjer mountain range, are breathtaking.
Assekrem, Tamanrasset
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Assekrem means "the end of the world" in Tuareg, the language of a local, nomadic Berber people, and indeed, travelers may feel they are deep in the wild. Nestled in the majestic Atakor plateau in Ahaggar National Park, Assekrem offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Tamanrasset
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Camel riders in Tamanrasset, a southern Algerian province. (Tamanrasset is also the name of the province's main city, an important gathering place for Algeria's Tuareg people.)
The Algerian Sahara, 500 miles from Tamanrasset
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
The Sahara covers much of the territory of Algeria - perfect for the truly adventurous traveler.
Assekrem, Tamanrasset
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Fishing port, Bouharoun, Tipaza Province
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Much of Algeria's population is located along the Mediterranean coast, including these fishermen from the small town of Bouharoune, in Tipaza province.
Tikjda, Bouira Province
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Algeria's fantastic geographical diversity includes the snowy mountain of Tikjda, which has a locally famous ski resort. On clear days, the Mediterranean Sea can be spotted from the mountaintop.
Tikjda, Bouira Province
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Tikjda, Bouira Province
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Larbi Ben M'hidi Street, Algiers
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Algeria's capital is a study in contrasts: modern and ancient buildings rise from the sea for the lucky traveler to admire.
Notre Dame d'Afrique, Algiers
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
This stunning Catholic cathedral was inaugurated in 1872.
Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers
Facebook/SkyCamAlgeria
Chréa, Blida Province
Facebook/SkyCam Algeria

A version of this post originally appeared on HuffPost Maghreb.

Must See Places to Visit in 2015