Erta Ale Shield Volcano - Danakil Desert

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The Danakil Desert is a great example of the forces of nature at work, altering and changing the landscape. The Danakil Desert, one of the most hostile environments in the world is part of the great Rift Valley, known as the Afar Triangle, stretches north-south 350 miles (570 kilometers), varying in width from 50 to 250 miles (80 to 400 kilometers). Much of this extremely hot and dry desert is below sea level.

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Comments (14)

Giulio Botticelli on July 4, 2007

Davvero impressionante... Buona giornata! Giulio

gilberto silvestri on July 5, 2007

Giulio, Danakil Desert è veramente un deserto impressionante, di una bellezza incomparabile e con colori al di la di ogni immaginazione, anche se con temperature infernali. Anzi immagina e guarda. Ciao, Gilberto.

Giulio Botticelli on July 5, 2007

Grazie mille Gilberto! Ho dato un'occhiata al sito da te indicatomi, e sì: "al di là di ogni immaginazione" è davvero un'ottima definizione! Buona serata!

Daniel Addis on September 22, 2007

That is an incredible picture!! Well done!!

gilberto silvestri on September 23, 2007

abugidahewizo, thank you for the comment. Greetings, Gilberto.

duyguluduygu on January 13, 2008 there water in it...cause it looks blue

gilberto silvestri on May 18, 2008

duyguluduygu, тепло здесь,

Thanks for the kind comments!!!

Greetings, Gilberto

gilberto silvestri on May 25, 2008

duyguluduygu, Aleksandr,

Thanks for the kind comments!!!

Greetings, Gilberto

Kadriye on September 10, 2008

Waaaw süper..süper..thank you very much.From Turkey.

Ecstasy :) on February 9, 2009

It is magnificent!

zw22wz on April 7, 2010


~ Denise Cottin ~ on November 22, 2010

Wow! Fantastic!

Ан Горев on January 12, 2013

Фантастический вид! Отличное фото!

gilberto silvestri on April 15, 2013

Kadriye, glad you like this image!

Ecstasy :), thanks for visit!

zw22wz, yes, Erta Ale lava lake! ;-))

~ Denise Cottin ~, appreciated comment!

GvAN,_ very kind words!

ciao amici, saluti da Genova

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