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  • 862-08273082

    Ethiopia, Erta Ale, Afar Region. The lake of molten lava in one of the two active pit craters of Erta Ale, a large shield volcano. This lake is one of the most persistent in the world and is a major tourist attraction.

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  • 862-08273075

    Ethiopia, Lake Bakili, Afar Region. This saline lake is surrounded by lava fields. Large cracks can be seen in the lava. Here, Africa is splitting apart at the rate of 1 2 cm a year through tectonic forces working deep below ground.

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  • 862-05998465

    The large seasonal river called the Barsaloi and further  downstream the Milgis, is a lifeline of the Samburu people living in a semi-arid region of Samburu District. Livestock is watered from wells dug in the river bed.

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  • 862-08273076

    Ethiopia, Erta Ale range, Catherine, Afar Region. Surrounded by vast lava fields, Catherine or Catherina is a round volcanic tuff ring with a crater lake. The blowhole on its side caused the newest lava flows.

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  • 862-08273089

    Ethiopia, Dallol, Afar Region. At almost 300 feet below sea level, Dallol is one of the lowest places on earth. Gas vents, geysers, salt, iron stains, sulphur and halophile algae turn the hot springs into a kaleidoscope spectacular colours.

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  • 862-08704980

    Niger, Agadez, Sahara Desert, Tenere. Sand dunes in the Tenere desert.

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    Ethiopia, Amhara Region, Welo. An early morning view of the rugged landscape at the lake formed by a hydro-electric dam on the Tekeze River towards the distant Simien Mountains.

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  • 841-06342410

    Mount Hayden at dusk from Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arizona, United States of America, North America

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    The large seasonal river called the Barsaloi and further downstream the Milgis in a semi-arid region of Samburu District.

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  • 841-06342461

    Rocks at the Egg Factory at dusk, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-08704989

    Niger, Agadez, Sahara Desert, Tenere, Kogo. A Tuareg sits to enjoy the desert scenery from the top of a tall sand dune.

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  • 862-08273087

    Ethiopia, Dallol, Afar Region. At almost 300 feet below sea level, Dallol is one of the lowest places on earth. Gas vents, geysers, salt, iron stains, sulphur and halophile algae turn the hot springs into a kaleidoscope spectacular colours.

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  • 841-06342457

    White rock badlands, Carson National Forest, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 841-06342464

    Rocks in the badlands at sunrise, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-08704991

    Niger, Agadez, Sahara Desert, Tenere, Kogo. Beautiful sand dunes in the Tenere against a mountain backdrop of fractured rocks.

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  • 862-03352627

    An aerial view of the volcanic cones at the inlet of Ghoubbet el Kharäb (the Devil's Throat),a region of high seismic activity where deep fractures in the lava continue to widen year by year.

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  • 862-03352628

    An aerial view of the caldera Sisale Koma,which is 3,937 feet in diameter and 300,000 years old. It is situated at the inlet of Ghoubbet el Kharäb (the Devil's Throat),a region of high seismic activity where deep fractures in the lava continue to widen year by year.

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  • 862-03736857

    Nabuyatom crater juts into the jade waters at the southern end of Lake Turkana.

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  • 862-03366849

    Africa,Kenya,Sirima,Turkana District. A rare shower of rain with a rainbow in the barren,lava-strewn country on southeast side of Lake Turkana.

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  • 862-03437639

    USA California Death Valley National Park Cloud formations and early morning light on corrugated Badlands landscape at Zabriskie Point

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  • 862-03437574

    USA,Nevada. Never-ending straight road,scenery on US Route 50 - the lonliest road in America

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  • 862-03437575

    USA,Nevada. Never-ending straight road,scenery on US Route 50 - the lonliest road in America

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  • 841-06342465

    Badlands, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-03364777

    Merzouga Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes Berber Guides

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  • 841-06342462

    Rocks at the Egg Factory at dusk, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-08273083

    Ethiopia, Erta Ale, Afar Region. The lake of molten lava in one of the two active pit craters of Erta Ale, a large shield volcano. This lake is one of the most persistent in the world and is a major tourist attraction.

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  • 862-03365477

    Nepal,Solo-Khumbu,Mera Peak. Sagarmatha National Park seen from near the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). The view from Mera Peak is one of the finest in the Himalayas,providing a panorama of some of the highest and most spectacular peaks in the world. The summit of Everest is visable on the centre-right.

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  • 841-06342412

    Sunset at Locust Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arizona, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-03736860

    Turkana goat pens on the volcanic ridge, known as The Barrier.

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  • 862-05998466

    Flanked by hills and mountains the large seasonal river called the Barsaloi and further  downstream the Milgis, is a water lifeline of the Samburu people living in a semi-arid region of Samburu District.

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  • 862-03365476

    Nighttime shot of tents at Mera Base Camp at Khare (5000m). Star trails are visable in the sky as is the path of a torch held by a camper.

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  • 862-03736849

    A seasonal tree-lined water course in semi-desert terrain southeast of Lodwar.

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  • 846-03165288

    METEOR CRATER ARIZONA

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  • 862-03437611

    USA,Utah,Dead Horse Point State Park. Sunrise at Dead Horse Point looking out at the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park

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  • 862-03366090

    A Turkana man strides purposefully across the treeless Lotagipi Plains as an Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) watches him atop a termite mound.

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  • 862-03364775

    Merzouga Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes Ripple patterns

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  • 862-03437452

    USA,California,Death Valley National Park. Early morning light on corrugated Badlands landscape at Zabriskie Point.

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  • 862-03437610

    USA,Utah,Dead Horse Point State Park. Sunrise at Dead Horse Point looking out at the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park

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  • 862-03366067

    Lava flows from Teleki's Volcano. Named after Count Teleki,an Austrian nobleman,who led the first European expedition to the region in 1888,the volcano last erupted in about 1895 - the only active volcano in the region at that time. Over centuries,each eruption ejected basaltic lava of a different colour. The flows in the foreground still look remarkably fresh.

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  • 841-06342460

    Small mushroom formations in the badlands, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 841-06342463

    Rocks at the Egg Factory at dusk, Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

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  • 862-03736840

    A lone acacia tree struggles to survive in the waterless Chalbi Desert of Northern Kenya.

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  • 862-03820284

    A little distance offshore from the coast of Djibouti, the northern extent of Africas Great Rift Valley abuts a triple junction where the oceanic rifts of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden converge.This photograph shows an obvious crack in a huge lava ridge.Other than Iceland, Djibouti is the only country where scientists can observe the sea floor spreading on dry land as two plates move apart.

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  • 862-03888745

    A Turkana man herds his goats in the semi-desert terrain near the southeastern shoreline of Lake Turkana.

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  • 841-03505115

    Loch Leathan, The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, west coast, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

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  • 862-03736866

    An extinct volcano with its outflow of lava rock in the Suguta Valley. Lake Turkana.

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  • 862-03888750

    Andrews volcano is one of the numerous volcanic craters dotting the volcanic ridge, known as The Barrier, that separated the Suguta Valley from Lake Turkana several million years ago. The last eruption from a side vent took place just over 100 years ago.

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  • 862-03366947

    Kenya,Turkana,Suguta Valley. The Cathedral, a prominent rock at the northern end of the Suguta Valley which is surrounded by seasonal lake,mud or friable soil depending on the time of year and rainy season.

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  • 625-00806477

    Man on a camel in front of the pyramids, Giza Pyramids, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

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  • 862-03366069

    South of Lake Turkana lies the Suguta Valley,the lowest and one of the most inhospitable place in Kenya. Vegetation is sparse and the area mainly uninhabited except for Turkana herdsmen and their goats. Most of the water there is too saline even for livestock to drink.

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  • 862-03366071

    The Suguta Valley is a low-lying area of salt pans,mud flats and volcanic cones surrounded by awesome mountain ranges. Once,a part of Lake Turkana,the place is one of the hottest and most unpleasant corners of Kenya,a hell-on-earth where midday temperatures can reach 1400 F in the shade. Nomadic Turkana herdsmen bring their livestock here for salt but they never stay long.

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  • 862-03364776

    Merzouga Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes Ripple patterns

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  • 862-03366946

    Kenya,Loiengalani,Lake Turkana. A commiphora tree bent by incessant wind at the southern end of Lake Turkana.

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  • 625-00806481

    Two people on a camel in front of the pyramids, Giza Pyramids, Giza Cairo, Egypt

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  • 625-00804433

    Portrait of a man riding a camel

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  • 400-07210143

    Tired and weaken man on all fours reached his hand to gold sunset sun disk to pray for help

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  • 841-03033762

    Torres del Paine (Paine Towers), Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, South America

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  • 400-07210142

    Man silhouette kneel and pray for help with gold sunset sun on background

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  • 862-03736848

    A seasonal tree-lined water course gives life to the semi-desert terrain southwest of North Horr, Mount Kulal in the distance.

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  • 862-03365475

    Nepal,Solo-Khumbu,Dzonglha. Ama Dablam (north face) bathed in evening light,seen from Dzonglha. Ama Dablam is one of the most,distinctive mountains lining the Khumba valley. At 6856m or 22,494ft,it is by no means the highest mountian in the area,but it is one of the most striking in appearance. First climbed in 1961 by Gill,Bischop,Ward and Romances.

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  • 862-03366089

    A view of the treeless,barren country along the southeast shores of Lake Turkana. Lava debris is omnipresent here,making walking a perfect misery. In dry weather,after the seasonal water pans and rock pools have dried up,the Turkana water their livestock at the lake.

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  • 862-03366068

    Andrew's Volcano is situated on 'The Barrier' - a large volcanic uplift that separates Lake Turkana from the Suguta Valley (visible in the distance of this picture) to its south. This volcano is one of many dormant volcanos in the region. It last erupted in about 1895 but steam can still be seen issuing from nearby vents.

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  • 862-03366945

    Kenya,Loiengalani,Lake turkana. A Turkana tribesman looks out over Lake Turkana from its barren southeastern shoreline.

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  • 862-03366948

    Kenya,Loiengalani,Sirima. A lava field near the southeast shore of Lake Turkana.

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  • 862-03352623

    The region surrounding Ghoubbet el Kharäb (the Devil's Throat) is an inhospitable maze of lava rock,which makes walking virtually impossible.

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  • 862-03352624

    The inhospitable countryside between Garrayto and Lake Assal is strewn with lava and pale,friable material discharged from nearby volcanoes.

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  • 862-03736841

    At the end of the rainy season, livestock graze the small strips of vegetation along seasonal water courses in the Chalbi Desert

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  • 400-07211001

    Gold sand dunes in desert at sunset under clear blue sky

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  • 400-07254498

    Tired and weaken man on all fours with gold sunset sun disk on background

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  • 400-06760906

    Gold sand dunes in desert at sunset. Thar desert or Great Indian desert.

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Gold sand dunes in desert at sunset under clear blue sky

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  • 862-03820657

    Some of the lava flows from Telekis Volcano looking north to the southern end of Lake Turkana where the Nabuyatom cone is prominent. Named after Count Teleki, an Austrian nobleman, who led the first European expedition to the region in 1888.

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  • 862-03820283

    A little distance offshore from the coast of Djibouti, the northern extent of Africas Great Rift Valley abuts a triple junction where the oceanic rifts of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden converge.This photograph shows an obvious crack in a huge lava ridge.Other than Iceland, Djibouti is the only country where scientists can observe the sea floor spreading on dry land as two plates move apart.

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  • 400-04340025

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-04339945

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-04340043

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-04340049

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-04839849

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-04340041

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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  • 400-05359883

    Fantasy image of city under a glass dome on red desert planet. The image is saturated red, and there are no people visible. Horizontally framed shot.

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  • 400-05320064

    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Masada mountain in the haze, israel

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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    Desert dunes in Morocco

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