Most dead place on Earth

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Most dead place on Earth

In the northern part of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia is a place that scientists call a geological depression, and local call Danakilskoy depression.

If you are still uneasy by the names alone, this place - one of the most inhospitable on the planet. The thing is that the valley is situated on the fault point of three tectonic plates at 125 meters below sea level, making it one of the hottest places on earth - the average temperature there is 35 degrees Celsius, but even reach 50.

Volcanic activity heats the spring waters, bringing to the surface of the sulfur and iron, which leave the green, yellow and orange divorce. And numerous geysers and sulfur springs provide complete absence of life in the valley, leaving behind only a colorful mineral acid pools and lakes.

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Color formation on the surface of the hot springs. Photo: Eric Laffordzhe (Eric Lafforgue: Getty)

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Camel caravan carrying bags of salt through salt plains. Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Photo delayed around the crater of an active volcano Erta Ale. Photo: Mike Korostelev (Mike Korostelev: Getty)

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Photo: Vutrih Didier (Wuthrich Didier: Shutterstock)

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A local man hand digs salt blocks. Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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The Salt Mountain at Dallol volcano. Photo: Fred Tyurig (Fredy Thuerig: Shutterstock)

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Orange water lake Karum. Photo: Ruayssvald (Rweisswald: Shutterstock)

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Photo: Eric Laffordzhe (Eric Lafforgue: Getty)

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The salt deposits formed around the geyser. Photo: Tanguy Saint-Cyr (Tanguy de Saint-Cyr: Shutterstock)

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near Geyser. Photo: Tanguy Saint-Cyr (Tanguy de Saint-Cyr: Shutterstock)

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sulfur source near Dallol lake. Photo: Einat Klein (Einat Klein: Shutterstock)

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The sulfur lake. Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Erta Ale - continuously active basaltic volcano in the center of the valley. Photo: Harry Yarvelaynen (Harri Jarvelainen: Getty)

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Tourist near the crater Erta Ale. Photo: Eric Laffordzhe (Eric Lafforgue: Getty)

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lava flow from the crater of the volcano. Photo: Coro Anastasia (Anastasia Koro: Shutterstock)

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hardened lava in the crater. Photo: Ji-Elle (Ji-Elle)

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Mineral deposits near Dallol volcano. Photo: Miklua Maclay (Mikluha Maklai: Shutterstock)

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mushroom mineral deposits. Photo: Tanguy Saint-Cyr (Tanguy de Saint-Cyr: Shutterstock)

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sulfur deposits closeup. Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Salt Lake Valley as seen from the air. Photo: Michel Toulouse (Michel Toulouse: Reuters)

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Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Camel caravan at the entrance to Danakilskuyu cavity. Every morning, hundreds of local men doing a way to depression for the extraction of salt, which they then sold all over the country. Photo: Zacharias Abubekerov (Zacharias Abubeker: AFP)

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The coated salt branch on the lake surface. Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Photo: Carl Cort (Carl Court: Getty)

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Photo: Modolo Siegfried (Siegfried Modola: Reuters)