Photos from Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

The Hottest Place on Earth, Danakil Depression in Pictures

Danakil, Ethiopia At first glance, Danakil Depression in Ethiopia – Eritrea border seems like an arid desert. So hot and inhospitable that nothing should, or could, live here. But driving through we found patches of oasis inhabited by Afar people – known for their independence and ability to live in areas where nobody wants to …

Erta Ale, Ethiopia – Looking Into the Bowel of the Earth

Danakil Depression, Ethiopia Looking into the bowel of Erta Ale lava lake was like staring at the surface of the sun. Imagine the scene: It was 10 o’clock at night. Ten people were walking in the dark across the crater towards a smoking, red-glowing pit. Occasional headlights lighted the path they were on. Or lack …

Visiting Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Tips and Facts on Visiting Danakil Depression in Ethiopia

Danakil Depression, Ethiopia How and where do I begin to describe the things I saw when I visited Danakil Depression, ‘the hottest place on Earth’? “Amazing” or “breath taking” doesn’t seem to cut it. “I must be dreaming because I can’t quite possibly see what I’m seeing right now” is more like it. Danakil Depression …