Lava Lake Erta Ale
Erta Ale volcano is a large basaltic shield volcano, which is famed for its persistent lava lake, which has been active during most of the past decades since it was first discovered in the 1960s.
A direct view into the heart of our planet.
But a really dangerous one. I nearly burned my face due to the unbelievable heat of more than 1.200 degree Celsius, often had to wear my gas mask due to poisonous gases with the permanent risk of a break off of the crater edge.
But I was rewarded facing these dangers with fantastic photographs and ever lasting memories. Plus I have spent two nights at the most out-of-the-world campsite ever.