Afar Depression in #Ethiopia, a 12-foot-wide hot springs that exists at the junction of three massive tectonic plates. It also sits on top of a volcano. Photographer : Carsten Peter for National Geographic. [In the Afar Depression,] spreading mid-ocean ridges forming the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden emerge on land and meet the East African Rift. Those circular structures around the pool are made of travertine, which is "a volcanically heated, calcium-rich flow from hot springs.
Abuna Aron, Ethiopia Monks read the Bible at noon, when the sunlight shines through the hole in the roof of this church carved out of rock. Click through for the rest of the photo series by Fernando Moleres.