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  • Gwen-Gwendell Parsons

    You're looking at the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, a 12-foot-wide hot springs that exists at the junction of three massive tectonic plates. It also sits on top of a volcano. Those circular structures around the pool are made of travertine, which is "a volcanically heated, calcium-rich flow from hot springs. This photo was taken by Carsten Peter for National Geographic.

  • 8Sights+Sounds

    Herto Bouri Formations, The Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia. The Great Rift Valley stretches over 9,600kms from Turkey to Mozambique. In East Africa this giant crack has made a valley with length of 6,000kms with volcanoes, natural hot springs and elongated lakes in the Great Rift Valley that threaten eventually to split Africa apart. The valley passes through Ethiopia at the northern end and opens into the famous Dankill Depression 116 meters below sea level and one of hottest places on the earth.

  • Suzanne Maisonette de Madness

    Hot Spring is also part of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, one of the hottest places year round on earth.

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