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Lake Assal Crater Lake With Its Salt Pans, Afar Depression, Djibouti

Lake Assal Crater Lake With Its Salt Pans, Afar Depression, Djibouti
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Lake Assal, aka the honey lake is a crater lake in Djibouti. It is located in the Gulf of Tadjoura, at the top of the Great Rift Valley. It is a saline lake which lies 155 m below sea level, making it the lowest point on land in Africa and the 3rd lowest land depression on Earth after the Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Lake Assal is the world's largest salt reserve, which is presently exploited by companies. Very few camle caravans still come to bring back the salt in Ethiopia in the remote areas, like they did for centuries!

© Eric Lafforgue
Date: 2013-01-11 14:02:22
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Jose Joao Silva 2013-01-11 14:08:51
I have never seen this before...interesting, beautiful !

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bevcraigwhite 2013-01-11 14:12:02
Awesome composition
guru.r 2013-01-11 15:45:44
So beautiful!!!
JRodrigues. 2013-01-11 17:04:16

salut i happy 2013!!
Xavito 2013-01-11 17:10:38
Impressive job Eric!
Gem Images 2013-01-11 18:47:38
excelente, bellísimo trabajo
Jesús Garrido 2013-01-11 20:50:43
Superbe !
Sergi Wave 2013-01-11 22:22:27
Fantastic light and superb compo ... i like !
YourCCDA 2013-01-12 00:35:52
You are my winner!
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paramonguino 2013-01-12 01:33:14
Is the soil in the photo natural? It looks like it has been turned or graded somehow. Is there no place on earth that is not being exploited?!!
Christine's Mulberry Palace 2013-01-12 03:21:14
Very beautiful picture,,, Love it.
PHOTOROTA 2013-01-12 04:01:58
Extremely interesting! This is like going to school again!
Oxiourus with slow internet 2013-01-12 04:45:15
Yes, but I prefer Eric's lectures (compared with my teacher's lectures ) :-)
Hannes Rada 2013-01-12 07:16:36
@christine: no, this part is not exploited , it is natural colors
Eric Lafforgue 2013-01-12 08:53:13
j aime bien
noelyves_leopold 2013-01-12 10:25:09
C'est un endroit magique et la photo le rend bien
eLaboureur 2013-01-12 13:42:59

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