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Atop the Rift Valley


Atop the Rift Valley
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-12
Categories: Mammals, Mountain, Sky
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-18 7:06
Viewed: 4014
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a view from the western cliffs of the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia. The Great Rift Valley extends from Northern Syria down to Mozambique. Some of the highest mountains in Africa make up its edge. This perspective was taken from ~3,500m in altitude from an Afro-alpine grassland home to many unique and endemic species including: the gelada monkey (a few seen here rising from their sleeping cliffs in the morning), the Ethiopian Wolf (rarest canid in the world, ~500 remain), and the wattled ibis. In the far distance, a volcano (dormant, extinct?) rises out of the haze.

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amazing landscape, u r welcome to see the northern part of the Rift Valley in Israel, TFS Ori

Hello Jeff! Wonderful panorama. Good long perspective. Magic landscape. Nice light and colours. Good work. Well done!

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