Can you feel the heat? Can you smell the volcanic gas? Can you realise that you're about to witness Earth's and nature's biggest force?
Erta Ale, being located in Ethiopia's Danakil desert, is one of the most mystic volcanoes in the world. With some little interuptions only it is continously erupting since the 1960's.
The photo shows the southern pit crater with the beautiful lava lake. You can clearly see the traces of lava overflows.
As you can see I was lucky and could capture one of the very rare cloudy days in hyperarid Danakil desert.