02Reflect Over the Saltlake of Assale

The impressive Danakil depression holds many fascinating, incredibly unique sights and features. In this hot, arid, low-lying area, there are two rich salt lakes -- one is Lake Assale. The heavy presence of salt flakes in the water produces an impressive mirror effect that is most pronounced at dusk. At that point, the reflection of the salt flakes gives the impression that the lake is simply gleaming. Additionally, many locals make their living off of the salt lakes, and you can see caravans carrying salt back to the villages and cities.

An aerial view of the famous Ethiopian salt lake HomoCosmicos / Getty Images