15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Salt miners, Afar triangle, Ethiopia

Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average £5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Ethiopia
Camera: NIKON Df
Copyright: © Raimondo Forte