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An Unforgiving Land Photograph by Carsten Peter
Bound for a salt mine, a camel caravan plods across eastern Africa's Danakil Desert, where an animal's remains show the deadliness of the region's periodic droughts. Three countries—Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti—share sovereignty over this desolate place. To document the region and its inhabitants, a National Geographic writer and photographer mounted an exhausting and risky expedition. The danger? The Danakil's tribes often have murderous animosity toward each other—and toward outsiders.
Camera: Voigtländer Bessa R2 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50 Lens: Zeiss 12mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/22
Weather Conditions: Sunny Time of Day: Morning Lighting Techniques: Natural light