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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lake Natron’

Lake Natron Turns Animals To Stone

Photographer Nick Brandt was traveling across Africa doing a photo shoot for a new book he was working on when he came across an amazing sight. While visiting Lake Natron in Tanzania, he noticed birds and animals that appeared to have turned to stone. He knew he had to photograph them. Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5 …

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Weird Toxic Lake in Tanzania Turns Animals Into Statues

The New Scientist reports that a bizarre lake in northern Tanzania is turning animals into calcified statues. Lake Natron, named for the compound that occurs naturally in its waters, looks like a description directly out of Dante’s Divine Comedy: a black, sullen swamp where the cruel and vindictive meet their fate, although the birds who perish there could hardly be …

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