The crater is the flagship tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. It is a haven to an abundance of elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, buffaloes and gazelles. Had it not collapsed it may have been a towering volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro.
Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Photographer: Annmarie Meredith