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Desert, salt and volcanoes: February 2008 tour photos by Tom Pfeiffer

Salt, please: photo diary from our pilot tour into the Danakil desert, from 2300 m to -120 m a.s.l. in February 2008!
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Our group leader Solomon: charming, knowledgeable, untireable, and when necessary, well armed;-)  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group leader Solomon: charming, knowledgeable, untireable, and when necessary, well armed;-) (P... [info]
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Here comes the group: first Solomon, helping Marlies on the narrow path through the treacherous acid salt ponds at Dallol. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Here comes the group: first Solomon, helping Marlies on the narrow path through the treacherous acid... [info]
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Frank, the photographer. Smiling, even though today he doesn't expect any photo opportunities...  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Frank, the photographer. Smiling, even though today he doesn't expect any photo opportunities... (P... [info]
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Marco. Full of energy and in good mood. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Marco. Full of energy and in good mood. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Karinna in the desert, her favourite place...  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Karinna in the desert, her favourite place... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Franz on his first life volcano! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Franz on his first life volcano! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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I don't take self-portaits, but spend lot of time fighting with the focussing of a 300mm lens... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
I don't take self-portaits, but spend lot of time fighting with the focussing of a 300mm lens... (Ph... [info]
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2300 m a.s.l., flashback: the tour starts in Addis, here a view from my balcony in the center of the (not so ugly) city. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
2300 m a.s.l., flashback: the tour starts in Addis, here a view from my balcony in the center of the... [info]
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Colorful stands of street vendors, this one selling drinks, snacks and plastic bags. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colorful stands of street vendors, this one selling drinks, snacks and plastic bags. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Threshing of tef - the most important grain in Ethiopia, used to make the national break called injera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Threshing of tef - the most important grain in Ethiopia, used to make the national break called inje... [info]
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1500 m a.s.l. We have left Addis and are now in the Rift Valley, where it is much warmer. Some plants use a special technique to keep their seeds cool: (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
1500 m a.s.l. We have left Addis and are now in the Rift Valley, where it is much warmer. Some plant... [info]
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This looks like a solid fruit, but it's mostly... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
This looks like a solid fruit, but it's mostly... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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