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Erta Ale - Ethiopia, Afar

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Standing next to a lava lake is one of the most humbling experiences one can go through in life. It is a stark reminder of how small we all are, of what constantly lurks below our feet; a boiling furnace that peeks through at these impressive open air pools of molten rock.

The effort required just to get here might qualify as quite the experience by itself: Erta Ale is located in the middle of the Afar desert of Ethiopia, one of the hottest places on the planet, but it's mighty worth to visit.

© Adriano Neves - adrianon.com - acseven

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1600x1067px 1.12 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5DS R
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Mar 9, 2016, 3:35:16 AM
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AwashStudio's avatar
acseven's avatar
It is! Well worth a visit!
danUK86's avatar
excellent shot :)
acseven's avatar
Thank you very much!
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foureyes's avatar
Love Beautiful capture !!!
acseven's avatar
Thank you! :) 
saphireta's avatar
Wow! Great colours and composition.
acseven's avatar
Thank you very much!
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GraphFrite's avatar
Awesome shot,
I can imagine the travel costs to get to such a place would be some what prohibitive as well as the actual task of getting there, but as you say, well worth effort,  :)
acseven's avatar
Thank you! And you're right, it's not affordable... The logistics of moving around the country make it quite expensive. 
GraphFrite's avatar
I can only image, I know what it costs here to go only a short distance, major trips would be very hard to do a on very limited budget
harrietsfriend's avatar
The first posting I have seen with more faves than views. 

eugene 
acseven's avatar
I can't see that, but it would be something interesting! :)Views 105 Fav 99)

Maybe it was because people favourited while viewing the thumbnail? 
harrietsfriend's avatar
yes, it's from the thumbnails, and the fact they know and like you.

eugene
rmarsh936's avatar
I love this picture, it is absolutely amazing.
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MellodyHere's avatar
Absolutely stunningly amazing
acseven's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
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SmolFishyBoi's avatar
Beautiful. The cracks with glowing lava is simply stunning
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