Dallol Crater Awesomeness [3/18/2009]

The Dallol Crater is located along Ethiopia's northern border. I first learned about it via Scientific American's article "Birth of an Ocean: The Evolution of Ethiopia's Afar Depression". Eitan Haddok's spectacular photos of the hydrothermal vents, salt mushrooms, and eggshells (aeration mouths) immediately caught my eye and made me want to learn more.

I've also found another site, Volcano Discovery, with hundreds of captivating photos from the area: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-tours/ertaale/photos/?&L=1