Vulcan Dallol, the lowest land volcano on a planet, in the northeast of Ethiopia, photo by Victoria Rogotneva
Pic of the Week: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
Danakil Depression, Ethiopia is one of the most inhospitable areas on earth. It is for the most part poor of fauna and flora and presents alternately desert flatlands and isolated mountain groups, sometimes interrupted by valleys spotted by thorny acacias.
malformalady: “Small salt geyser at Dallol volcano, Danakil Desert, Ethiopia. Dallol is a volcano hidden beneath a kilometer-thick layer of salt in the Danakil depression in the Afar region, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia. Simien Mountains National Park, is a spectacular landscape, where massive erosión over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The park is also important because it is home to globally threatened species, including the iconic Walia ibex, a wild mountain goat found nowhere else in the world, the Gelada baboon and the Ethiopian wolf. Furthermore, it's one of the 39 Unesco World Heritage Sites in Africa.