Out of this world! Extraordinary snaps of neon yellow landscape look like they could be from another planet!
These eerie images of a neon yellow landscape might look like they’re from another planet – but you won’t be spotting any aliens here.
The extraordinary snaps were actually taken in Ethiopia and show vibrant yellow and green craters stretching for miles around.
Despite being called a volcano, Dallol, is a hydrothermal field located in the northern Danakil Depression.
The other-wordly landscape can be lethal for explorers with temperatures often climbing above 50 degrees celsius.
Intrepid photographer, Francesco Pandolfo, from Italy, navigated the area and managed to avoid stepping into pockets of boiling water to capture these incredible images.
The 32-year-old from a tiny village near Abano Terme in the province of Padua even used a drone to capture some unique aerial shots of the ‘alien‘ landscape.
He said: “A huge amount of water from a very deep source is warmed up by the magmatic chamber of this volcano and on the way up to the surface it becomes rich in minerals and salt.
“As result we have those mineralized salt pools, with hot and acid water inside. Every color is a different kind of mineral.
“I’ve visited this area several times in the last few years.
“The first time I saw it everything was dry, no water at all and of course no colours. In the last three years the amount of water has increased and right now the all area is flooded and rich with new mineralized pools.
“No one knows if this is due to something natural, a geological issue linked to the underground water movement, or due to the presence of a mining industry that collected water from an area not very far from this volcano and right now is no longer working.
“I was very very surprised when I saw all that water at the Dallol volcano this year.
“The area now looks like it did 30 years ago when the first pictures ever seen were published by W. Bonatti.
“As geologist, that area is unique in the world and is very exciting.”