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Dangerous beauty - Dallol volcano - Ethiopia

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Dallol is a volcano absolutely incredible and unique.


Its summit lies at -48m below the sea level. Dallol holds the record for the hottest annual average temperature in the world with 34° C, recorded in 1960 and 1966.

In its warmer, the temperature can reach up 60° C in the shade… But where is shade ?


In this mineral hell, any fall could be very dangerous. Everything is very cutting and many small lakes have a pH close to 0… Yes, ultra concentrated acid.


Danakil desert, Ethiopia

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Taken on November 30, 2008