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Photographer's Note

There are many wonderful things to see in Ethiopia, but Erta Ale volcano is one of the main reasons that I decided to go to Ethiopia. It is a large basaltic shield volcano in the Erta Ale volcanic range in the central northern Danakil depression (NE Ethiopia).

It was such an incredible feeling and experience standing on the rim of the crater, looking down at the bubbling liquid lava and listening to the sound of it, howling like a fire draft from a tunnel. It is constantly moving and churning with occasional explosions and splashes. Because of its remote location and recent discovery in 1960s, not much study has been conducted. The recent eruption was in 2010.

We were planning for this trip for 2012 but had to postpone until this year, because there was a deadly attack at Erta Ale on a group of tourists - 5 dead, 4 abducted and 7 wounded. The 4 abducted were two German tourist and two Ethiopians. Fortunately, the two German tourist were released 2 months later, but no words of what happen to the two Ethiopians.

You can also see another image of the same volcano Here.

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  • Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2718 W: 156 N: 6058] (24938)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-01 11:53
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