A Macabre Scene for Halloween

It looks like something out of an H.P. Lovecraft tale. Or at least an image from a nightmare. But the lake below exists in fact. I will not spoil the article by telling you how it is possible; however, I will say that you do not want to swim here. It will not end well.

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Deadly African Lake Turns Animals Into Salt Statues

Deadly African Lake Turns Animals Into Salt Statues

by Chris Stuber

Lake Natron, located in Tanzania, Africa is one of the most beautiful lakes Tanzania has to offer, with serene views and a calm quiet you won’t find many places on this earth. This beautiful lake holds a deadly secret however, and is almost uninhabitable by all living creatures except a few salt dwelling bacteria and small fish. The lake has an alkaline content similar to that of ammonia. The incredibly salty lake can reach temperatures of 140 F. This has given photographer Nick Brandt the opportunity to capture the lakes deadly secret through the lens of his camera and what he shares is horrific.

“No one knows for certain exactly how [these animals] die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, causing them to crash into the lake,” Brandt writes in his new photo book Across the Ravaged Land. “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 salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry.”

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