Incredible drone footage showcases Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, the world's hottest place

  • 4 years ago
Stunning drone footage showcases Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, the world's hottest place in terms of year-round average temperatures.

The footage, filmed in November 2019, reveals the barren landscape of the region which contains unusually colourful natural springs.

The Danakil Depression developed as Africa and Asia drifted apart, causing volcanic activity and lava flows.

The plain is around 410ft below sea level and goes without rain for most of the year.