Photography - natalia stone

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Erta Ale is a challenging place to photograph. There are cracks all over the rim so it is dangerous to get too close as top shelf could collapse at any moment. Toxic gasses and fumes rise up and are carried by the wind, sometimes completely covering the crater. Even with a good respirator it's practically impossible not to cough and run for cover to catch one's breath and hope for breaks in the wind.

Erta Ale is a challenging place to photograph. There are cracks all over the rim so it is dangerous to get too close as top shelf could collapse at any moment. Toxic gasses and fumes rise up and are carried by the wind, sometimes completely covering the crater. Even with a good respirator it's practically impossible not to cough and run for cover to catch one's breath and hope for breaks in the wind.