The Danakil Depression - Ethiopia 2
The Danakil Depression straddles the Eritrean border. The hottest place on earth. -116m at Dallol.
Camel caravans on the way from Berahile to Hamed Ela and Lake Asale to collect salt.
Hamed Ela at dusk.
Young girl in Hamed Ela.
Young kids in a family near Hamed Ela.
Night comes to Hamed Ela. The Dalafilla vulcano (near Erta Ale) suddenly erupts!
The Dalafilla vulcano (near Erta Ale) erupts!
The morning after there is still a lot of smoke rising from the Dalafilla vulcano.
Trying to find the way to Dallol. To bring armed guards are required in this area.
Close to Dallol. Armed guards are required in this area.
Guards taking a break. 42 degrees (centigrade) in the shade, only there is no shade to be found. Dallol.
Sulphurous hot springs at Dallol. -116m (the lowest point of Danakil).
Dawn in Hamed Ela. The camel caravans are preparing for the trip to Lake Asale to pick up salt.
The camel drivers having an early breakfast in Hamed Ela before setting off to Lake Asale.
Preparing to leave for Lake Asale.
Early morning, on the way to Lake Asale.
On the way to lake Asale.
On the way to Lake Asale. Parts of the desert is flooded due to a rare occurance of heavy rain higher up.
The salt is broken lose at what is usually the shores of Lake Asale.
The Afar people cuts the salt into manageable pieces.
The salt is placed in heaps waiting for the camels to carry them away.
Salt worker taking a rest.
A small makeshift tea-stall for the salt workers. The cooks are discussing.
Taking a break.
The camels are coming to get the salt.
Coming empty, returning with salt.
Camel caravan coming to collect salt.