The Rafu Lava Flow With Its Bizarre Rock Formations , Sanetti Plateau . The Bale ...
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Description: The Rafu Lava Flow with its bizarre rock formations , Sanetti Plateau . The Bale Mountains National Park is located in the southern highlands of Ethiopia . The Bale Mts are reaching heights of over 4300 m and are of volcanic origin . The landforms are comprised of afro alpine plateaus . escarpments and peaks showing signs of glaciation . Bale is well known for its biodiversity with lots of endemic species and is considered the largest alpine landscape in Africa . Moreover it harbours one of the few populations of the Ethiopian Wolf ( canis simensis ) , the rarest canid worldwide . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , January 2010