The Dallol region of Ethiopia with its toxic acid lakes is one of the most hostile places on earth – and also a popular destination for daring nature photographers: The images of bizarrely shaped sulfur and salt deposits look like they were taken on a strange and forbidding planet.
On January 5, the eve of Epiphany, aka Three Kings’ Day, spectacular parades take place in many Spanish cities. The one in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, is particularly impressive: Instead of riding horses, the biblical kings ride camels. Camels were once used in farming on the island.
In northwestern Victoria, Australia, tall grain silos dominate the skyline. Now street artists have embellished them along a stretch of 200 kilometers with gigantic works of art, creating the Silo Art Trail, Australia’s largest open-air gallery.