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Africa's Danakil Desert
OCTOBER 2005
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A Painted Desert
Photograph by Carsten Peter

A double team of forces—hot springs and liquid rock—combined to create the otherworldly landscape of Ethiopia's Dallol volcano. Dallol is the world's only volcano below sea level (minus 157 feet [minus 50 meters]) and the hottest place on Earth. Sulfur and mineral salts from upwelling springs create vivid colors.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/11

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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