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Desert, Salt & Volcanoes: tour photos from the November 2015 Danakil expedition by Ingrid Smet

An illustrated diary from our recent tour in November 2015, by participant/co-guide Dr. Ingrid Smet (who unfortunately had to skip Dallol due to illness)
Read also her comments about the tour,- recommended for anyone planning a trip into the Danakil!
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DAY 1: One of several crater lakes (filled with both hydrothermal and rain water) along the way from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park... (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 1: One of several crater lakes (filled with both hydrothermal and rain water) along the way from... [info]
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...a perfect resting and drinking place for birds of prey such as this (tawney?) eagle. (Photo: Ingrid)
...a perfect resting and drinking place for birds of prey such as this (tawney?) eagle. (Photo: Ingr... [info]
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DAY 1: On the road from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 1: On the road from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 1: On the road from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 1: On the road from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 1: Typical Afar home with Fantale volcano in the background, on the road from Addis Ababa towards Awash National Park. (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 1: Typical Afar home with Fantale volcano in the background, on the road from Addis Ababa toward... [info]
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DAY 1: Dusty landscape at dusk, near Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 1: Dusty landscape at dusk, near Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryxes and concentrated photographers under Great Rift Valley acacia (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryxes and concentrated photographers under Gre... [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryx (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - grazing oryx (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a venue of vultures (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a venue of vultures (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo... [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo... [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Nile crocodile sunbathing at Awash water falls (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Nile crocodile sunbathing at Awash water falls (Photo: ... [info]
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DAY 2: Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Awash water falls (with relatively little water) (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a confusion of guinea fowls (classic bum shot) (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - a confusion of guinea fowls (classic bum shot) (Photo: ... [info]
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DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Kori bustard crossing the road (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: Short safari in Awash National Park - Kori bustard crossing the road (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - olive baboon mum (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - olive baboon mum (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - olive baboon family (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - olive baboon family (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - Ethiopian coffee after lunch (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - Ethiopian coffee after lunch (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - our excellent Ethiopian tour guide and geologist Enku! (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - our excellent Ethiopian tour guide and geologist Enku! (Photo: Ingri... [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - African sacred ibis feeding at a large water hole (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - African sacred ibis feeding at a large water hole (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - marabou storks at a large water hole (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - marabou storks at a large water hole (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - the relatively green savannah gradually gives way to a less vegetated steppe landscape (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - the relatively green savannah gradually gives way to a less vegetate... [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - the relatively green savannah gradually gives way to a less vegetated steppe landscape (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - the relatively green savannah gradually gives way to a less vegetate... [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - a Grant´s gazelle grazing in the steppe (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - a Grant´s gazelle grazing in the steppe (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - last short break before arrival at our lodging for the night (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - last short break before arrival at our lodging for the night (Photo:... [info]
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DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - dry steppe to half-desert landscape around dusk (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 2: From Awash NP to Logia - dry steppe to half-desert landscape around dusk (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - colourful cafe at last night´s accomodation (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - colourful cafe at last night´s accomodation (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - first camping breakfast prepared by our expedition cook! (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - first camping breakfast prepared by our expedition cook! (Ph... [info]
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DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - During breakfast, we are closely watched by this bright yellow bird... (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 3: From Logia to Afrera salt lake - During breakfast, we are closely watched by this bright yell... [info]
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DAY 3: ...which turns out to be a male southern masked weaver, one of many that are busy weaving a nest... (Photo: Ingrid)
DAY 3: ...which turns out to be a male southern masked weaver, one of many that are busy weaving a n... [info]
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Day 3: ...whilst those nests already finished are inhabited by female weaver birds! (Photo: Ingrid)
Day 3: ...whilst those nests already finished are inhabited by female weaver birds! (Photo: Ingrid) [info]
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