Monday, October 31, 2011

Alien Earth - The Dallol volcanic explosion crater

Green lakes of acid, the lowest subaerial volcanic vents in the world, and sulfur-crusted landscapes combine to create the Dallol volcanic explosion crater.

It's very hot here, sulfur and acid fumes define the olfactory landscape. Gurgling sounds of various frequencies and volume meter the progress of what will become the world's newest ocean in about 10 million years.

In pictures :

The land cruisers put the size of the Danakil salt flats into perspective


Ibrahim, our driver, standing on a stone mushroom

Lake of sulfuric acid

Our Afar guide for the day. He did not bring any water for this trip, unreal.

Hamed Ela

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