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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Daily trek

This is the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, a dried up sea and one of the hottest, lowest places on earth. Our first night, we encountered salt workers with hundreds of pack camels on an eight-day trek back to the nearest city to sell their mined salt blocks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
Camera: DSC-RX10
Copyright: © Emily Ausubel