Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Lake That Turns Creatures to Stone

Lake Natron in Tanzania is so salty that it can calcify creatures that crash into it. Photographer Nick Brandt discovered the flamingo shown above as well as bats, eagles and entire flocks of flinches that had all been turned to stone by the Natron's alkaline waters.

More here, along with other creepy-beautiful photos from this deadly African lake.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Natron" is the name of some stuff the ancient Egyptians used in mummification, according to most accounts I've read on-line or in books. It is awful tough on the poor waterfowl to land on a lake loaded with the stuff.

Robert in San Diego