In the desert of Ethiopia, in a very sparsely inhabited region, lies a volcanic cratersurrounded by an abundant variety of minerals. Sulfur, salt, iron, and ocher abound. There are also acidic pools and hot springs—all things associated with volcanic and geothermal activity.
All of these things combine to produce an absolute riot of colors and formations that nobody associates with nature. Some areas look like snow-covered plains. Some look like mountains with the hue setting tweaked to hell. And some look like pools on the surface of the moon.
The area is seldom visited or photographed for good reasons—toxic fumes are often present as a result of all the weird chemical combinations, and it happens to regularly record the highest average temperature in a notoriously hot area.
Its name, in the local language, means disintegrated, which aptly describes one’s sense of reality when laying eyes upon this place.