A RIVER THAT TURNS ANIMALS TO STONE

A River That Turns Animals To Stone
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A RIVER THAT TURNS ANIMALS TO STONE



Written by Meadows Hulme
03 Thursday 03rd October 2013

Lake Natron in Tanazania has a pH level of between 9 - 10.5, which means that it is full to the brim of alkaline (or something) as a result, anything living that touches it, is turned into stone FOREVER, that sucks.

Photographer Nick Brandt said, 'I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and sat causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry. I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and the placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death’ 

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